Uruguay is one of those countries that I stumbled into almost by mistake. I was in Buenos Aires enjoying a coffee and some tango when I read that I could get a ferry across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia or Montevideo. I think I left some coffee in my cup in my haste to reach the ferry terminal on time for the next departure.
It is only after moving away from the UK that I realised how weird and wacky this country is. For a start, I haven’t found anywhere in the world where you can encounter such an amazing sense of humour from ordinary people in everyday situations.
However, perhaps what best shows the eccentric nature of the Brits more than anything else is the long and somewhat mystifying list of weird UK festivals and events.
The first thing you need to know about Cordoba is that there are three cities with the same name. The one I am talking about here isn’t the one in Spain with the famous mosque. It isn’t even the one in Mexico that is called the City of the Thirty Knights.
Once you start exploring South America you realise that this is the sort of vast continent that you could spend the rest of your life travelling around.
There are so many incredible spots here that it can be tough to know where to get started. To help you get going, here are what I consider to be the very best places to see in South America.
If you have been enjoying the Copa America this year then you might wonder where to catch a football game the next time you are in South America.
The next Copa America is due to be held in 2019 in Brazil. Having said that, there is some sort of centenary Copa America tournament being playing in the US in 2016.
If you make a trip here and there is no international tournament going on then you can still catch a cracking game in the following places.