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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich heritage of Uruguay through its finest exports. From captivating films and enchanting books to mouth-watering cuisine and essential key phrases, our guide will prepare you for an unforgettable holiday in this awe-inspiring country. Discover the heart and soul of Uruguay before you even set foot on its soil. Let the journey begin!

Watch 📺

"A Twelve-Year Night" recounts the true story of future president José Mujica during the 1970s military dictatorship. Alongside two other members of the Tupamaros movement, Mujica endured 12 years of solitary confinement.

"El Pepe, A Supreme Life," a documentary streaming on Netflix, features Jose Mujica reflecting on his life, ideals, and legacy.

Read 📖

"The Purple Land" by William Henry Hudson is set in the Wild West-like borderlands of Uruguay. It narrates the fictional journey of Englishman Richard Lamb and his escape across Uruguay with his Argentine lover. Despite eventually parting ways with her, Lamb's adventures persist, featuring duels, horse theft, and even a prison break, all while falling in love with numerous, improbable partners. The novel offers an intriguing and wittily humorous portrayal of life in the 19th-century pampas.

Taste 😋

A visit to Uruguay wouldn't be truly fulfilled without indulging in a chivito. This national sandwich serves up a hearty lunch, packed with grilled beef slices, cheese, salad, and a fried egg. Reflecting neighbouring Argentina, you'll also encounter asado, savoury pastries like empanadas, and an array of local wines on the menu. Uruguay boasts a delightful dulce de leche, a sweet caramel sauce that pairs perfectly with anything. Grab a jar to take home and elevate your breakfast by adding a dollop to your porridge.

Listen 🎶

Step into the captivating world of Uruguay's musical landscape, where soul-stirring rhythms and poetic melodies echo the essence of its people and landscapes. From the revolutionary sounds of El Kinto to the contemporary beats of Rombai, the poetic musings of Jorge Drexler, and the timeless melodies of Alfredo Zitarrosa.

Say 🗣️

In Uruguay, being called "un gaucho" doesn't just refer to a countryside cowboy; it's also a term of endearment meaning a trusted mate or a good friend. So, if a Uruguayan tells you "sos un gaucho," they're giving you the highest compliment.

"Chuchu" is a slang term for chayote squash, a versatile ingredient in Uruguayan cuisine, featured in everything from jams to purees, and it's known for its health benefits too!

With a significant influx of Italian immigrants to Uruguay over the years, Italian words have naturally found their way into the local vocabulary. Use "chau" to bid farewell, similar to the Italian "ciao."

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