Montevideo – where drinking mate is a religion

Posted by on December 6, 2012

The capital of Uruguay is situated just a 35 minutes flight from Buenos Aires. In the short time that we spent here we tried some typical Uruguayan food like chivito (a steak sandwich with cheese, ham, lettuce, tomato and spicies), pamblona (pork or chicken meat stuffed with pepper ham and cheese, a little bit similar with Gordon Bleu). We tried also a typical alcoholic drink named Medio y Medio that is a mixture of sparkling wine and white wine. Uruguayans drink a lot of mate which is a special tea prepared of dried leaves of Yerba mate. It is drunk from special cups with metal straws. Drinking mate is also seen as a social event, when friends meet they share the same cup. Even on the street you see a lot of people drinking mate and almost everybody carries his cup with him.

Next stop

Iguazu Falls

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