From trying to conduct research in Spanish (“Hola, que piensa usted sobre la colonizacion Española? No entiende? …Ok. Adios!) to listening to a Uruguayan person play guitar on the beach, Uruguay was full of surprises. The landscape has everything from beaches to fields of grass (with cows and horses!), and Colonia city is such an amazing coastal place! If you are going to go though, don’t forget your hat and some sunscreen! The sun here burns twice as much.