Spanish Word of the Day: Viajar

Translation: To travel

Many people don’t know this, but Buenos Aires is on one of the widest rivers in the world! Rio del Plata is on the border of Argentina and Uruguay, flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. With just a river in the way, what is stopping me from visiting Uruguay for a weekend? Trick question, absolutely nothing.

Me and some friends checked out Colonia, Uruguay, as well as Montevideo for a long weekend. Colonia is a historical town on the Rio del Plata. It has a very relaxing atmosphere with amazing restaurants, artisan markets, and a lighthouse to watch the sunset on.

It was really nice to get out of the city for a weekend. Everything felt so quiet because of a lack of cars, motorcycles, and buses whizzing by at all hours of the night.

Montevideo is another beast. Only being there a day, my trip was limited to a marketplace in Old Town, a long walk along the pier, and dipping my toes in the Atlantic. But! It was really nice to explore another area and another country, even if it was just for a few days.

Published by Maggie Gillich

Class of 2023 Psychology and Spanish Double Major IES Buenos Aires, Argentina

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