Today we traveled from Montevideo to the province where we will be teaching for the first 3 months--Salto.
Salto is in northwestern Uruguay along the Uruguay River; a six hour bus ride from the capital. Salto is the second largest city in Uruguay with a population a little over 99,000; however it is considered a rural area (which is hard for me to conceptualize, considering my hometown of Shippensburg, PA has a population of less than 6,000). However, Salto does have a distinctly different atmosphere than Montevideo.
I am looking forward to experiencing both Salto and Montevideo. Hopefully I will be able to capture the essence of both rural and urban life in Uruguay.