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Vancouver Bike To Work Week May 26 – June 1, 2014

Metro Vancouver Bike to Work Week – May 26 to June 1, 2014 Vancouver is a bike friendly city. Cycling to work is a great way to add activity to your day, saving time by combining a work out with your travel needs.  This year Communities around BC are geared up for Bike to Work Week 2014 to be held May 26 …

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Plaza Matriz, Yerba Mate and Antiquing

Plaza Matriz on a Saturday is perfect place for travellers to enjoy a Mate and the open air Uruguayan plaza life. Enjoy a Yerba Mate, or a cafe, stroll the plaza and browse the antique vendors, sit under the broad trees and enjoy a gelato. Its a relaxed environment and offers an introduction to the Yerba Mate culture. Plaza Matriz is …

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An Introduction to Mate, the drink of Uruguayans

An introduction to Mate, the drink of Uruguayans, the Yerba Mate Culture Mate is an essential part of Uruguayan culture. Mate is an infusion made by steeping yerba mate – the dried, ground leaves of the llex paraguariensis plant – in hot water. Origins date back to pre-hispanic times and the Guarani indigenous culture. Initially mate was the constant companion …

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Meat Parrilla-dise Mercado Del Puerto

If you like beef, you’ll love the Mercado Del Puerto in Montevideo’s Ciudad Viejo near the Port and Ferry Terminal. Open daily for lunch, you’re guaranteed an excellent beef Asado eating experience here. This is Uruguay’s palace of Asado, or grilled meat, with a huge variety of beef, port, lamb and poultry and a multitude of experts grilling on the …

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Beautiful Graffiti – Montevideo Street Art, Uruguay

Walking the back streets of Ciudad Vieja Montevideo, this barrio is filled with crumbling spanish colonial structures and beautifully vibrant graffiti street art. Ciudad Vieja is the name of the oldest part of the city of Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay. Today, Ciudad Vieja is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of the city. In the last couple of years it …

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Vistas of Casapueblo at Punta Ballena, Uruguay

Beautiful Casapueblo, the villa, hotel and museum built by Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, sits atop Punta Ballena and attracts visitors year round to take in the breathtaking views. Open to tourists since the late 1960’s, it attracts a steady stream of visitors. Definitely Gaudi-esque, its a surreal point of inspiration. Just 20 minutes from Punta del Este, it’s quite …

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2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Days

Vancouver celebrates Spring with the annual month-long Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF). This year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival runs from April 3 – 28, 2014. This spring festival offers something fun for everyone’s level of activity and interests. View My Vancouver’s Cherry Blossoms – Photo Gallery Cherry Blossom Picnic – Sunday, April 13, 2014 – Larry Berg Flight Path …

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