Its very small country . Aproximately , 3 000 000 people . I visited Montevideo , the capital , for a week . Paysandu , a day . Prices are expensive , one of the most expensive countries , in South America . I went by bus and hitchhiking , in Uruguay , distances were short . For acommodation , I used couchsurfing , I got amazing experiences , as always .
Gastronomy is very similar to Argentina . Barbecue is the most famous , also chivito , from the goat !! Its yummy !! Everything is similar to Argentina , accent , people , having mate . An interesting thing ! In uruguay , people usually have mate individual , while they are walking . In Argentina , people , usually share sitting down . Uruguay looked like for me as a Province in Argentina . Prices are much more expensive , almost 3 times . Exchange in Argentina is really good with USD . But , in Uruguay , they dont give you , so good exchange .
I didnt visit the Coast , I guess its really nice . The weather , it wasnt the best at that time . About politics , Mujica was in the government at that time , who is one of the most famous politician , in South America . I didnt see so many social classes difference . Montevideo , I really liked it . People , who I met in Uruguay were very friendly . They loved talking about soccer .