Tag Archives: Uruguay

José Mujica: Uruguay’s exceptionally humble president

Away from the glitzy seaside resort of Punta del Este and other areas across the water from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, Uruguay is a small and unassuming country, little explored by international tourists and overshadowed in many senses by … Continue reading

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South America: A mate obsession

In today’s globalised world, tea and coffee drinking have become near ubiquitous. Although there are fairly marked continental and national variations in beverage preference, tea leaves and ground coffee beans in their various guises are both enjoyed in all corners … Continue reading

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The uniqueness of Argentinean Spanish

Here at Friendly Spanish we are rather proud of the fact that we offer courses specifically in the Spanish of Argentina, so thought it might be wise to give a little bit of background on this variant of Spanish, and … Continue reading

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Punta del Este: Uruguay’s premier summer playground

It is often said that the so-called Southern Cone countries of Argentina and Uruguay are the most culturally European of all Latin America. From Monaco to Marbella, the Mediterranean region is home to many a glitzy seaside resort, and Uruguay … Continue reading

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