Fray Bentos

Fray Bentos and a tour of the Museum of the Industrial Revolution (read: Meat Processing Plant!)  Many of you will recognise the name of this town from your younger days – perhaps from a culinary point of view! Yep, this is the place the legendary OXO cubes and canned meat came from! Now a UNESCO... Continue Reading →

La Paloma to Fray Bentos

We're using an app called to navigate along with printed maps. The app allows you to navigate in the same way as Google maps but there is no need to be connected to a network. Using this fabulous technology allows us to plan then agree on the fine detail in a route before hopping... Continue Reading →

Along the Atlantic Coastline

Happy Birthday for the 12th Chris! After a couple of true rest days re-acquainting ourselves with troopy, we headed north along the Atlantic coast on Monday, stopping in Piriapolis for supplies and having a quick lunch at the top of a lookout on the northern edge of that beach. Views from this lookout at Piriapolis... Continue Reading →

Paraiso Swisse

Well, the birthday celebrations are over (Tom’s and Stewart's in Uruguay and Leah and Christopher’s in Australia). We have spent the last couple of days in Paraiso Swisse organizing the vehicles. By this we mean finding places in our vehicles for all the items we bought with us, testing bits of equipment (solar panels, cooking... Continue Reading →


Today, Friday November 9th was our first travel day. After a ‘bit of a hiccup’ getting a visa for Paraguay, (which is enough fodder for a blog post similar to the cup of tea story) we drove out of the garage at the London Palace Hotel, Montevideo some time between 2.30-3.00pm. We’re overnighting just 80km... Continue Reading →

We have our cars!

    We are thrilled to announce that we have our cars. All formalities were completed this afternoon(Wednesday) by the 3 hombres (fellas) who were well supported by our agent here and very happy with how smoothly everything has gone. Restricted access meant that the wharf area was not a place for extra people, so... Continue Reading →

A few days in Montevideo

Some guide books sum up things to do in Uruguay in a week or at the most two weeks. It’s a small country with a population of just 3 million and the capital Montevideo has 1.3 milllion, making it about the same size as Adelaide. Having spent 9 days in Montevideo we have found that... Continue Reading →

A brief vehicle update

We are thrilled to announce that the two containers have been unloaded Tuesday from the ship in Montevideo. All going well, we may have the cars on Wednesday afternoon. That will be the 'wee small hours' of Thursday morning for those on the other side of the world. We'll post another update as soon as... Continue Reading →

Feria de Tristan Narvaja

On Sundays in Montevideo, the Feria de Tristan Narvaja fills the streets for 7 blocks – yep, seven blocks! This is a bustling market with stalls selling an enormous selection of beautiful fruit, vegetables, new and used books, antiques, collectibles, bric-a-brac of all descriptions, jewellery, clothes new and used, artisan crafts, weapons and more. There... Continue Reading →

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