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Uruguay: Happy Birthday

Celebrating his first blog birthday, Gabo explains why he started writing and reflects on where the journey has taken him: “I had recently arrived after months of living abroad and travelling in ‘first world’ countries, and I had the strange feeling that for the first time I was watching my country with the eyes of a tourist. Everything long known seemed new. Characters, customs, and things that for me were global I realized that they are not, and viceversa aspects I had thought to be typical are global in nature. I guess the idea, was to share this re discovering of my own country.”

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