Uruguay: South America's next big thing

By Kerry van der Jagt
February 13 2015 - 1:15pm
Colonia's quirky El Drugstore cafe, where vintage cars have been parked outside and remodelled into seating booths. Photo: Kerry van der Jagt
Colonia's quirky El Drugstore cafe, where vintage cars have been parked outside and remodelled into seating booths. Photo: Kerry van der Jagt
Colonia's quirky El Drugstore cafe, where vintage cars have been parked outside and remodelled into seating booths. Photo: Kerry van der Jagt

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Colonia's quirky El Drugstore cafe, where vintage cars have been parked outside and remodelled into seating booths. Photo: Kerry van der Jagt
Inside Colonia's quirky El Drugstore cafe. Photo: Kerry van der Jagt

It's not every day you can tread upon hallowed ground. Clutching a faded pink ticket - section 4, number 92  - I make my way inside Montevideo's Estadio Centenario. In my mind's eye I see the 93, 000 fans jammed inside the stadium for the final of the inaugural FIFA World Cup between Uruguay and Argentina. I can feel the sun beating down, smell the excitement and hear the roar of the crowd.

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