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Looks like an ordinary road, the main street of any smallish town. But it's not. It is an international border, the official territorial demarcation between Uruguay and Brazil. On the southern side of the avenue the town is known as Chuy and is Uruguayan. On the northern side of the avenue the town is know as Chuí and is Brazilan. Brazilian and Uruguayan currencies are accepted just about anywhere, but the language demarcation is marked.


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  1. Marco Magnanelli | September 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I was in “Chui” with Andrea and Ana on our trip to Brazil. One thing that struck me is that you will not see any wires going over the boulevard! of course! because they are two different countries. You can see this in your photo.

  2. Tim Joe Comstock | October 7, 2014 at 11:54 pm | Permalink


  3. anna | October 8, 2014 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    Hey, tj!

  4. Vaughn Fetzer | October 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Hey Anna,

    Wasn’t quite sure where or how to post this, but I saw you put a rechargeable Steripen on your wish list. Just writing because I’ve been dealing with this issue myself for awhile. The reviews on the rechargeable Steripens are not good. However, you can purchase rechargeable CR123 batteries to use with the regular Steripen and get a USB battery charger to use with them:

    XTAR MP2 16340/18350 Battery Charger designed for Li-ion battery

    Just a thought…

    I’ve gotten much inspiration from your blog over the past year and will be heading to Bolivia soon to begin my own somewhat shorter touring adventure. Thanks so much and best of luck to you in all things!

    Vaughn Fetzer

  5. anna | October 17, 2014 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Hey Vaughn,

    Thanks for your comment and suggestion about the Steripen. I’ll keep it in mind…


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