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While we were in the guayborhood

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

After leaving Paraguay we decided to take a short trip to Uruguay before settling in for our week in Buenos Aires. It’s a pretty sleepy little country and even sleepier since peak season is over and the beaches have cleared out. One interesting thing we did notice was that there are tons of classic cars driving around the country. I found this article in the New York times from 1990 that basically explains that in the early part of the last century, a booming Uruguay economy led to lots of cars being imported from the US and the UK, but when the economy tanked in the 2nd half, people were forced to hold onto and care for their old cars for decades.

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