Uruguay: A Peaceful Country
You don't need an adrenaline rush at every moment in your life and this travel souvenir from Uruguay tells you just that. Colonia de Sacramento is located in a country that is known for its peaceful ways of life. It is one of the favorite destinations for tourists seeking a place that will provide them with peace of mind. Here, time is slow and many foreigners feel that they have time-traveled to old times. There are even towns where there are no streetlights and the horse is still a regular means of transportation. This is a very safe country and you won't find any surveillance cameras or fences surrounding the houses. The country is basically based on a rural economy, and cattle and grains are the country's main export products. One of the best things to do is to drive along the highways that cross Uruguay and get immersed in the countryside that features open fields. If you are more a coastal kind of person, head to the beaches of the Uruguay River, or Rio de la Plata or to the seaside as the country boasts a long coast on the Atlantic Ocean.
Uruguay and the Mate
People holding a thermos and a mate with a straw are a common sight on the streets of the medium and small sized towns. It is said that Uruguayans are glued to the mate and they are continually drinking it as they keep them active. Too much peace also has its downsides. If you are planning to visit this peaceful country, you can fly to the International Airport of Carrasco that is located in the capital city of Montevideo. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.