When I arrived in Montevideo I had no idea what to expect. I had never been outside the United States before, and all I knew of Uruguay was general facts I had learned before the trip. Montevideo was an amazing city that was full of interesting Uruguayan culture and heritage.  The hotel where we stayed, The Dazzler, was an extravagant place to rest between our lectures and tours of the city. The top of the hotel featured a breathtaking view of the city skyline and bay.

Our tour of the city included a stop by the Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as other major cultural sites such as the presidential house. The square was very open, the center featured a very tall, heroic stature of Uruguay’s hero, José Gervasio Artigas. In the city square you could feel the cool breeze from the bay, and the president’s house was right there on the square in Montevideo.  Visiting Montevideo was an unforgettable experience that I will never forget!