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March 24, 2024



i was scanning through your pictures again, they are so incredible of a land i will never see. you sure do have a "full time life".

Michelle Keltner

A dream trip to me! I am loving this series. Thank you for linking up!

Sharon Wagner

I've never been to South America. Bucket list!


oh yes biscuits as in cookies, well that's what we call them anyway. It seems strange listening to Welsh songs in Argentina but something unique.


Hello Sallie,
I have enjoy following your post on this cruise.
You have visited some very interesting places.
I like the cute village of Gaiman. I was not expecting to see such a big city of Montevideo. Take care, enjoy your day and have a great week ahead.


What a wonderful and unexpected adventure to explore a country you had not expected to visit, Sallie. I would also have been curious about that ship graveyard and if you do learn more, please share in a future post. Wishing you a very wonderful Easter weekend back at home.

Soma @ InkTorrents.com

What an amazing cultural trip. I have always learned a lot more from travelling than from the books. Interesting too see a Gaelic sign in Argentina. I really enjoyed reading your post along with the photos you took.



Thank you for showing me such a great place. Have a great Easter.

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Good shots.


I guess I have heard of the city of Montevideo but that is it. Your photographs are amazing. It is a large city. I learned something new!

Peter B.

Montevideo looks like a really interesting city. I wouldn't be able to locate it on a map either!


Dear Sallie :=)
Another fascinating aspect of your voyage, visiting another country. I do enjoy looking at what other bloggers see on their journeys. The village of Gaiman looks to me as though it is very quaint, and I just love that Jug water feature and the Welch folk singing would be my cup of tea. How interesting that the Welsh were the first settlers there. Impressive photo of the boat, and it was nice to see the swimmers having fun, probably cooling off from the heat. Montevideo looks inviting with modern sky scrapers and also historic architecture.

In my studant days we had to know all the countries adjacent to Brazil,I was studying at Art College and I still remember that
Uruguay means "River of Painted Birds." One more thing I learnt was that the first European explorer to land in what is now Uruguay was the Portuguese navigator by the name Magellian, and that's all I remember. I have learnt far more from your fascinating post, and wish I could travel to all these S.American
places, although we did once stay with friends in their home in Fortaleza many years ago, but my travelling days are now over. Your travel arrangements are perfect, touring and sight seeing with 8 days relaxation on board ship with plenty going on if you felt inclined to be entertained.

Before I leave you Sallie I would just like to say thank you for your much appreciated condolences.So sorry this is such a long comment.
All the best


wow!!! your pictures are amazing!! uruguay and argentina, a dream come true!! it is very exciting to know that your time on the boat was spectacular as well, i would not have believed there was so many things to do on the boat!! and how wonderful you were ok walking the streets of uruguay alone...tea and sweet biscuits sounds pretty good as well!!

A ShutterBug Explores

Wow! Sally what a journey for you both ~ there must be some 'gypsy' heritage in you ~ lol ~ Fun and marvelous photos ~ thanks and hugs,

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
carol l mckenna
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)


Every day you describe makes your trip sound wonderful! I hope you are planning a post to let us know about onboard ship days. On our one long at-sea day (and 2 nights) between Iceland and Greenland we expected heavy seas and not much to see, but everyone was amazed by smooth sailing and lots of whale sightings! I hope you were as lucky as we were.

best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

ellen b.

Traveling really gives you a good perspective on the world we live in. There are so many places I couldn't pinpoint on a map without help. The more I travel, the more I know. :) How great to be able to say you had so many exceptional days!! Happy Easter week to you!


...Sallie, you certainly saw some interesting sights. Thanks for taking me along to see the sights.

veronica lee

What an amazing trip, Sallie!
Loved reading about your adventures and seeing your beautiful photos.
It's fascinating to learn about the unexpected connections, like the Welsh settlement in Argentina, and to see the blending of cultures in such far-flung places.

Happy Tuesday!

Lorrie Orr

Such a wonderful recap of your trip. I would have never imagined that Welsh people would have settled in Argentina. So interesting. We are going on a cruise around Iceland this summer and will have several sea days. I'm rather looking forward to walking around the ship and having time to relax and look out at the ocean.


Oh my, I'm just loving these. Fabulous photos and such an interesting read. Traveling is such a great education, reading about your travels is one too. Thanks Sallie!

::: Heidrun

Wonderful scenes you bring from your fantastic trip in the post, dear Sallie! I followed you with enthusiasm. Yes, I really do get wanderlust. One day we'll go on a trip, that's our plan. We probably won't be traveling this far, but we'll definitely be traveling all around Europe.

Thank you for this contribution to

I wish you and your family a pleasant week, hugs

Lisa | Handmade in Israel

How funny to be listening to Welsh folk songs in Argentina, but then I do live in a country known as a Kibbutz Galuyot (the ingathering of the exiles of Israel in the land of Israel).

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