We didn’t know anything about Uruguay before we went there. It’s called Switzerland of South America for a reason. People there are really open-minded, tolerant and heartwarming. Not to mention their coast is stunning with its little Magellan penguins, whales and seals. And you will have it almost for yourself as it’s South America’s hidden gem. Except for December-February when all the Argentinians are on vacation.

Don’t forget mate is a religion over there!