Bulletin Volume 34, PT. 2

Bulletin Volume 34, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...through one of the richest agricultural districts of the valley, will have ('andelaria as its terminus. At Juanchito this road connects with the river steamers of the Compafiia de Navigacion del Rio Cauca. This company was organized in 1904 with local capital; it owns and operates 3 steamers, '2 of 65 tons and 1 of 30 tons, which ply between Juanchito and Pereira, an important point on the Cauca in the northern extremity of the valley. These steamers caI'ry both freight and passengers. LIFE IN LOS POCITOS' URUGUAY for work in Latin America that the opportunities for play seem to have been overlooked. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" is an adage which translates most readily into Spanish. Therefore. the stranger in Uruguay should not be surprised when he finds himself in one of those atmospherically care-free, do-nothing, dolce far mien-te playsites that call to the tired the world over. Los Pocitos (the wells), a suburb of Montevideo, is such a playsite. Ten years ago it was a barren hillside of sand waste rolling down to SO many columns of type have been devoted to the opportunities the gently breaking waves of the sea. To-day the broad Avenida de Brazil, flanked by many impressive homes of the wealthy, leads over the hill, and right from the line of the breakers there rises a hotel structure which merits the much-abused adjective "magnificent." The story of the suburb is simple. Some men, foresighted in the needs of the people of Montevideo, acquired this land where the city was gradually creeping seaward, developed and exploited it in the most modern acceptance of those terms with a result that has given to Uruguay a most delightful seaside city. Not only does the lure of Los Pocitos...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987330
  • 9781236987334