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 or in Argentia called the "Palo Borracho") 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.

Mate

Planta del mate

How to prepare and serve mate Cómo preparar y cebar mate

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 Tea by dhammza - Daniel Horacio Agostini

Asado

FOOD: parrilla in argentina, Asado Argentino - ARGENTINA BBQ - There's no meat like argentinian. You can cut a steak with a spoon. Delicious and tender

La plaza independencia en primavera. Montevideo

La Plaza Independencia in the spring, Montevideo, Uruguay

Plaza Independencia, Palacio Salvo - Montevideo, Uruguay

"Montevideo's most recognisable landmark, the Palacio Salvo was built on the site of Uruguay's very first tango performance.

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

"The thunderous rhythms pounded out by candombe drummers have become an emblematic part of carnaval and Uruguayan culture in general.

Alfajores de Maizena

Alfajores de Maizena filled with Dulce de Leche-Still need to make these!

uruguay map

Fun Map of Uruguay. Uruguay is a South American country known for its verdant…

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 sea lion colony off of Punta del Este

by far the best stadium in the world (Lane coming in a close second) Estadio Centenario, Montevideo

by far the best stadium in the world (Lane coming in a close second) Estadio Centenario, Montevideo

Mate

You should try mate… La Pava y el Mate, Tradición Argentina.

Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay. Designed by Uruguayan-born architect, Rafael Viñoly, this new terminal opened in 2009 and is a "gorgeous throwback to JFK circa 1960". Inside the departure hall is a great sunlit room, like an old train station, and a top floor terrace that commands sweeping views of the runways.

From Travel & Leisure - World's Most Beautiful Airports: Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay

Milanesa

How to make the perfect Milanesa. Sorry it's in spanish!

Milanesa

Milanesa

After Years in Solitary, an Austere Life as Uruguay’s President - NYTimes.com

After Years in Solitary, an Austere Life as Uruguay’s President

José Mujica preparing a mate, the herbal drink offered in a hollowed calabash gourd, in his kitchen. (Matilde Campodonico for The New York Times)

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