Traveling on a kid-friendly budget: Six days in Uruguay, South America

Want to know more about our family trip to Uruguay, it’s capital, Montevideo, the charming province of Punta del Este and the historical province of Colonia del Sacramento? All within a family-friendly budget, spread out thru bus rides, hiking trips, smart hotel and dining options searching! Just stay tuned (or send us a message using the comments section below – we will be glad to share our travel tips and family challenges!) 😲

For now, we will leave you all with a few collage pics from our traveling family Instagram (@expatmomof3) profile. Thank you for stopping by!

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#Travel #Uruguay #tripmaximizer Part 2 of Day 1: #Montevideo (why did I start posting out of order? Guess the sunset was the perfect excuse for 'regrouping as a family'! Earlier parts of our 'day 1' to come soon: Teatro Solis… Plaza Independencia..) πŸ€— right now we need some rest from the long travel day, which began at 4am in Brasilia, connecting thru SΓ£o Paulo and arriving at the Carrasco Int'l airport in Montevideo. The follow-on 'impromptu' city sightseeing was fun, kids loved it! 😎 #Sunset en la #Rambla overlooking the #ocean #Family #travelguide #traveltips #6dayisinUruguay #Backpack #travellight #carryonluggage #travelsmart #travelblog

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Now, heading to Colonia del Sacramento!

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Day 3, bus ride to #Colonia, #Uruguay and day-long sightseeing! #tripmaximizer Colonia del Sacramento is a city in southwestern Uruguay, across the #RΓ­odeLaPlata from #BuenosAires Known for its cobblestoned #BarrioHistorico, lined with buildings from its time as a #Portuguese #settlement, which clearly was a must-see for the #WallClimbing lovers, aka, our #kids! πŸ€— Also, great #teachingmoment – #history #geography #geopolitics and family ethnic background. #family #travel #southamerica #photography #travelingwithkids #discoversouthamerica #Family #travelguide #traveltips #6dayisinUruguay #Backpack #postcardsfromtheworld

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Back in Montevideo, for some amazing History of Soccer!

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Day 4 #travel #Uruguay #tripmaximizer #ApaixonadosporFutebol!!! βœŒπŸ’˜πŸƒ Visiting the #Soccer #Stadium that hosted the 1st #WorldCup, 1930 πŸŒŽβš½πŸŽ–πŸ” 12 national teams participated: 4 European, Mexico, USA, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and the host & champion, Uruguay! πŸŽ– Needless to say, it was a lovely #FamilyAffair βš½βš½βš½πŸƒ #EstadioCentenario was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the First #FIFA World Cup, as well as to celebrate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution. Listed by FIFA as one of the #football world's classic stadiums. On July 18, 1983, it was declared by FIFA as the only historical monument of #WorldFootball – the only building of its kind. #history #sports #futbol #futebol #Montevideo #discoversouthamerica #Family #travelguide Sharing this family travelstory #yalafamilies

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Another great, safe and enjoyable bus ride, took our family to the charming beach resort region of Punta del Este…. for some well-deserved endless vacation time!

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Viagem em famΓ­lia! Family travel during #Carnaval2017 #tripmaximizer #LosDedos en #PlayaBrava #PuntadelEste #travel #photography #Uruguay #SouthAmerica Designed this family getaway during the Brazilian Carnival Break. Decided on family-friendly day tours, thru reading other tripadvisors' travellers. Discovered we could safely take the inter-provinces bus. Affordable, comfortable, easy! *Learned from other #tripadvisor reviewers about the best times to visit the soccer stadium and museums, as well as where to find the best steak dinners! #travelawesome @awesomeplaces2k17 @travelwithusallover @viagemeturismo #vibenaviagem #umaviagem #ig_color #travelbloggersclub #fantrip

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Recently interviewed by BlogExpat!

3rd culture children

Β Just got interviewed by BlogExpat:From Brazil to USA to Africa and back to Brazil: 3rd Culture Childrenby ErinΒ [27 February, 2012 11:37]Raquel L. Miranda, Brazilian by birth, lived and studied in Argentina. Worked as an international researcher in the USA, before marrying and becoming a Foreign Service β€˜hauling spouse’, mother of 3 third-culture children, all under the age of 7! Currently posted in Recife, Brazil – previous posts including Washington, DC and Maputo, Mozambique.

1. Why did you move abroad?
I was born abroad! [smiles!] My parents used to be public servers with the Brazilian government, so we traveled a lot. With a background in science and research, I was always on a plane, traveling to conferences or symposiums. Then, one day, 11 years ago, resting at the beach in Brazil, while taking a break from my PhD research and endless lecture preparation at the university, I met the one who would become my husband – he was a charming 26 year-old pre-grad student, interested in international politics, and (surprise!), who liked to travel around the world…Β Read more

Table Mountain a New 7 Wonders of Nature

The birth place of our middle daughter. Congratulations, South Africa!

Table MountainΒ has been confirmed as one of theΒ New 7 Wonders of NatureΒ after the first count of the global vote was announced.

Below the news link, you will find some images from our personal collection, honoring the Table Top Mountain… Enjoy the slideshow and Baie Dankie!

via Table Mountain a New7Wonder of Nature.

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9 Mountains in 4 continents

Brazil
Table Top Mountain, South Africa
East-Timor, with ongoing construction of a smaller version of the Christ the Redeemer
East-Timor
Along the West Coast of Brazil
Burgundy Mountains in Brazil
view from the top of Table Top Mountain, Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Mid-West of USA

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Baie Dankie (“thank you”!), South Africa – Animals and Memories.

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