The silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa) is a species of deciduous tree native to the north-east of Argentina, east of Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil. It is resistant to drought and moderate cold. It grows fast in spurts when water is abundant, and sometimes reaches more than 82 ft in height. Its trunk is bottle-shaped, generally bulging in its lower third, measuring up to 7 ft in girth.

The silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa) is a species of deciduous tree native to the north-east of Argentina, east of Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil. It is resistant to drought and moderate cold. It grows fast in spurts when water is abundant, and sometimes reaches more than 82 ft in height. Its trunk is bottle-shaped, generally bulging in its lower third, measuring up to 7 ft in girth.

Mate. 'Mate, also known as chimarrão or cimarrón, is a traditional South American infused drink, particularly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern states of Brazil, south of Chile, and the Bolivian Chaco. It is prepared from steeping dried leaves of yerba mate in hot water.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina

Mate. 'Mate, also known as chimarrão or cimarrón, is a traditional South American infused drink, particularly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern states of Brazil, south of Chile, and the Bolivian Chaco. It is prepared from steeping dried leaves of yerba mate in hot water.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina

candombe del Uruguay.... Beautiful hand drums for street parties... but, those big piano drums must be heavy...

candombe del Uruguay.... Beautiful hand drums for street parties... but, those big piano drums must be heavy...

Isla de Lobos, Uruguay.  A natural reserve.  Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

Isla de Lobos, Uruguay. A natural reserve. Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

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