On February 2 every year, the goddess Yemanja  is honored in an event that sees thousands of worshippers descend on Uruguay's beaches. In the Umbanda religion, she is seen as the goddess of the ocean and motherhood, and is often conflated with the Christian Virgin Mary.
Uruguay – Long Read

A place to retire, and to party

Photo by Francesco Pistilli

Uruguay – Long Read A place to retire, and to party

The socialist policies of former President José “Pepe” Mujica have been acclaimed for helping put Uruguay on the map as a place to retire, and to party. But at second glance, there is more to the story.

Teo Butturini
Teo Butturini Travel Writer

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Cabo Polonio has become popular with a hippie community who embrace a life with no electricity or running water, except for a few generators and the sea. Photo by Francesco Pistilli / Transterra

Francesco Pistilli

Francesco Pistilli

Nikon D800

Agency
Transterra
Aperture
ƒ/2.5
Exposure
1/640
ISO
100
Focal
28 mm

Cabo Polonio has become popular with a hippie community who embrace a life with no electricity or running water, except for a few generators and the sea.

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