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  • hello from montevideo in today's video we  continue our tour of uruguay's capital city  

  • in this episode we'll try a proper chivito, a  typical uruguauan dish, served two different ways  

  • we'll tour the interior of  the iconic palacio salvo  

  • we'll stroll along the longest sidewalk  in the world we'll enjoy a bit of greenery  

  • at parque rodo and we'll also stop for that  iconic postcard photo at the montevideo sign  

  • so we invite you to join us as we continue getting  to know montevideo uruguay just a little better

  • so since our rental apartment overlooked  plaza independencia or independence  

  • square we decided to start our visit  there first up the artigas mausoleum

  • well we just learned something new underneath  la salle independencia you have the mausoleum  

  • to artigas who was the man who liberated uruguay  from the united provinces of the river plate  

  • yeah correct yeah it's a well it's a little bit  of a long story but uh basically he's the uh  

  • the big uh figure liberator of uruguay you  know yeah and uh yeah right under the monument  

  • there is the mausoleum yeah so you're  gonna find the stairs to come down  

  • on both sides of the monument you come down and  you go inside and you have uh the place where his  

  • remains are like i mean his ashes yeah there's  like an urn in the center and it's guarded by  

  • soldiers yeah it's guarded by a guard of honor but  i think they change it every hour it's only two  

  • but uh every hour they have a fresh uh we  actually saw that change yeah it's dimly  

  • lit and we should also mention it's free as well  it's free yeah the other interesting thing about  

  • this independence plaza here is it's basically  it it's what separates the historic old town  

  • from the kind of the downtown core yeah yeah yeah  so you have that walking pedestrian street that we  

  • went yesterday it's like the boundary between  viejra and san diego gold and the new yeah

  • so this right here is palacio salvo an iconic  landmark in montevideo's old town this was the  

  • tallest building in all of south america up until  the year 1935. if you think palacio salvo looks  

  • familiar that's because you can find its twin  palacio barolo across the pond in buenos aires  

  • argentina both were designed by the italian  architect mario palanti originally the idea  

  • for this particular structure was to build a hotel  however in the end only one floor ever functioned  

  • as that and all the other floors were turned into  apartments and office spaces during our tour we  

  • also visited the viewing deck on the 25th floor  where you get a bird's eye view of montevideo

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  • then it was time for lunch we went to body spanico  because we had heard this place serves a great  

  • chivito (national dish of Uruguay) all right so  we got back from the visiting that very impressive  

  • building what did you guys think the palace salvo  yeah we ended up joining a guided tour it was an  

  • hour long we paid 250 uruguayan pesos per person  roughly seven or eight dollars right now yeah  

  • and it was super interesting because we were  able to go up to the observation tower see  

  • the whole city we also visited different floors  within the building it was actually built and  

  • designed to be a hotel but that business didn't  go so well for various reasons so then they just  

  • like joined some of the hotel rooms and turned it  into apartments and basically sold it off so today  

  • over a thousand people live inside this building  they also have offices and we kind of got to see  

  • the layout yeah it's a nice uh it's a nice visit  yeah the views from up there are amazing you see  

  • the port you see the river you see the city and  the building itself needs a lot of uh restoration  

  • yeah it's been uh left a little bit in a decaying  state and uh yeah they're all apartments now  

  • small apartments i think they're the biggest  one is about uh 600 square feet i'll be like 60  

  • square meters so it's something to do if you're  in the city and you want to do something different  

  • that's a nice option yes for sure i'd recommend  it yeah to climb up there and to take a look  

  • and you hear a little bit about the history  and i was surprised that that building was  

  • uh constructed in uh five years very quickly  for the size of it it was built in the 1920s  

  • five years uh 28. it's going to be 100 years old  soon yeah and there's a building that's almost  

  • like a replica of it just 10 meters shorter  in buenos aires it's called palacio barolo  

  • exactly so if you're going there visit both  buildings the one in montevideo uruguay  

  • it was designed by the same architect and the  reason we're sitting down we're having lunch we're  

  • going to be trying two ways canadian style and  on the dish we'll show it to you when it arrives

  • so the two chivitos have arrived at  the table we have the canadian one  

  • on the dish on the plate it's called yeah  it's a heaping mountain of everything you  

  • can possibly imagine but it's called  canadian because it's got bacon on top  

  • bacon apparently is very canadian and then we got  this one sandwich style the only difference is  

  • minus the bacon so we're going to split everything  guys got the bread the other bread the bread yeah  

  • let's just dig in gotta find a way to do this my  dad's going for the sandwich version of the dish  

  • i'm having this mountain of food yeahdon't think i mentioned the ingredients  

  • um but just what i'm seeing at first sight  you've got the beef of course the steak which is  

  • the main ingredient then there's just layers  of ham and cheese and fried egg and olives  

  • and macedonian salad the potato salad lettuce  tomato beet root carrots olives it's all there

  • everything good really really tasty  very good got a lot of mayo and  

  • the mozzarella cheese is all meltedmean yeah you've got to try it if you

  • and friends to help you out because this is  not uh this is not a meager dish let me say  

  • i don't feel like the camera even does it  does this dish justice like if it makes it  

  • look smaller on the screen than it is in  person it's a mammoth portion we've got  

  • our work we've got our work cut out with  three people to eat the two of these so  

  • but it's fantastic and we should mention  it's the national dish of uruguay  

  • so if you come to uruguay you absolutely have  to try the chivito to sample uruguayan food  

  • hey guys hello today is another day we forgot  to wrap up yesterday's video forgot to finish  

  • the video yeah we came back after lunch took  a little rest did some work and then we met up  

  • with a with a good friend who lives here yeah  first i have to mention like the plan had been  

  • to go to the gaucho museum which we mentioned  so much and then we got there and it's closed  

  • for renovations at the moment right so yeah  we weren't able to do that we just came back  

  • to the apartment had a siesta as usual how do  you remember that i totally forgot about that  

  • experience that's so sad i was looking forward to  that the museum is located inside an old palace  

  • especially having gone to two gaucho events  earlier in the year i mean i would have loved  

  • to have gone and learned more and maybe to  see artifacts or whatever it was in the museum  

  • but yeah another time um and yeah then in the  evening we went out to a market mercado ferrando  

  • to meet up with a friend and we had some delicious  food there so that was fun we sure did so overall  

  • was a really good day yeah um action-packed  to the point where we forgot to wrap it up so  

  • we are doing it this morning and as a sneak  peek this is our last day in montevideo  

  • yes and we're going to be visiting a completely  different part of the city yeah so we're going to  

  • visit the beach walk along the rambla and we're  all dressed up and ready to go so stay tuned

  • on our final morning in montevideo uruguay we  decided to hop in a taxi and visit bositos this  

  • is a beachside neighborhood and it's a beautiful  place to enjoy a stroll along the waterfront  

  • the ramla is the longest continued sidewalk in  the world stretching 22.2 kilometers in length  

  • down the coast of montevideo uruguay we also  stopped to visit the montevideo city sign  

  • which we were told gets repainted very often so  you never know what colors you're going to get

  • i found a bag with that marijuana i i was  walking yeah yeah and i saw it and i i just  

  • kept the one walking you know i mean i'm not  gonna grab it and these guys they found it  

  • right in the middle of the walkway and they  started jumping up and down and streaming  

  • you know it was a nice little the size offish fish a fist size you know of uh mary jane  

  • so yeah uh now we're at the park now we're  at the park yes we're getting distracted here  

  • we are at rodol park yeah very nice place  lots of like different ponds and lagoons  

  • people walking their dogs lots of  dogs nice because the weather has uh  

  • warmed up i had to remove my hoodie because it's  really getting too much and a beautiful day to  

  • walk you know nice breeze again it's a nice  time of the year because you don't have that  

  • cold and humid and you don't have that extreme  heat that it doesn't let you do anything you  

  • know like i mean you cannot even walk so now  it's a very very nice uh type of weather and  

  • uh what did you guys think of the beach that was  nice huh nice the beaches it reminds me a lot of  

  • brazil and copacabana not the beach itself the the  ocean or the the sand but the buildings along the  

  • the promenade you know they're all equal height  square with the glass outside it's a typical uh  

  • construction that you would see in  copacabana or ipanema you know in brazil  

  • and it right away reminded me  with the horseshoe type of uh  

  • distribution you know like along the beach and  uh the uh malecon you know where the people walk  

  • and they run you know the the white side sidewalk  by the by the by the ocean there also the outdoor  

  • gyms where people can work out yeah joggers  bikers yeah i guess uh it's a very similar uh  

  • architecture you know like a very very closeknow it's funny because all the buildings they  

  • must have at least maximum 10 to 12 floors and  they're all the same level i think there's only  

  • one that is a little bit higher but the rest is  all the same level they don't go above that height

  • and lastly we ended the day with korean  food which was such a nice surprise  

  • well guys you would not believe our luck  we found a korean restaurant in montevideo  

  • can you believe it how lucky are we let it be said  we've been loving argentine and uruguay and food  

  • but man we haven't had asian food  or korean food in a very long time  

  • so this is a gym having lived in korea we crave  our spices and like soups and just we miss the  

  • flavors every once in a while so this is very nice  finding this restaurant just around the apartment  

  • we've ordered mandu uh pan-fried dumplings asstarter and then we've got some bibimbap oh my  

  • gosh guys so pumped for this eating bop last time  i had bibimbap was when i was in korea earlier in  

  • the year i was like half half a year ago not that  long for you geez lucky it's been like five six  

  • months so that's long enough um this is awesome  so i got the one with me so this is the tiny  

  • section of meat i'll show you what we've got so  we have the egg on top then we've got meat we've  

  • got different vegetables carrots and it's got  the gochujang sauce i'm gonna use all of it only  

  • thing left to do guys is mix it all up oh my gosh  i love that sauce look at that guys just mix it up  

  • the more you mix it the better it tastes so  it still feels surreal to be having a bibimbap  

  • here in an authentic korean restaurant  in montevideo okay let's try it

  • oh my god it's the real deal the real deal  guys this is so authentic that's one of the  

  • best parts about this entire meal yeah people  are speaking korean inside this restaurant  

  • a lot of the customers are koreanlot of patrons i believe the owners are  

  • and um yeah it's like having is having authentic  korean food here in south america i love it enjoy  

  • we are back we're back from dinner from dinner  how was it it's fantastic oh my gosh authentic  

  • expected authentic delicious korean food the  banchan was the highlight for me it was so  

  • good it was basically all the all the things i was  craving aside from what we ordered too so it was  

  • like not only was what we ordered good but then we  had all these nice surprises yeah and the price is  

  • pretty decent i'd say most mains there are around  the ten dollar mark yeah and that's normal for for  

  • montevideo you're gonna you're looking at about  ten bucks pricey ten bucks and up for remain yeah  

  • it's over double what we paid in argentina but um  yeah and this marks the end of our time in uruguay  

  • nice little short trip it's kind of uh what  are their appetite to do more in the country  

  • if we were to come back it would be more like  sleepy beach towns i think so and there's more  

  • off the beaten path destinations we kind  of went to two of the most famous spots  

  • yeah but if we come back we'll be doing  more uh off the grid along the coast yeah  

  • and that wraps up our series from here yeah  we hope you enjoyed it i hope you enjoyed it  

  • our next episode will be uh probably from  buenos aires buenos aires so see you there

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hello from montevideo in today's video we  continue our tour of uruguay's capital city  

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