S M F G · A Counter-Clockwise Trip Around The World

Mate, anyone?

Feb 9th 2010

Uruguay is the land of the mate (although they can’t grow the yerba by themselves and they import it from neighbouring countries). In a ten minutes walk in the streets of Montevideo you will see that roughly one over five people walks hugging a Thermos and a mate, or sports a matera, a bag expressly made for bringing along both items plus the yerba (see photo).

For the sake of science, your beloved went deeper into this tradition — in Uruguay almost a religion — and I asked Ale to show to my readers the proper way to prepare a mate!

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20 Responses

  1. Ally says:

    In Peru’ people drink “Mate de coca”, is this the same thing?

  2. Enrico says:

    ma xeo bon?

  3. Ally says:

    P, the map doesn’t work

    • pt says:

      Like you click and nothing happens? Or what? Do you see the tooltip with the name of the country?

      When you hover a country the cursor should change to a hand and you should see the link on the status bar.

      What operating system and browser are you using?
      Here with Windows+Firefox it works.

      Others have problems with the clickable map?

      Please let me know.

  4. Ally says:

    now I can see the map, no little hand to do anything though!

  5. Ally says:

    now it works

  6. bladi meri says:

    mejo el proseco

    while you do mate…
    …i´ll prefer to eat a pizza at ristorante “La Figa”.
    Do you mind?


    “everybody say hallo to jane that is leaving the fish tank because iago is coming soon…”
    i like do cryptic… sorry pier

    • pt says:

      Jane, fish tank, Iago. Mmh … Giacomino’s coming!

      Did I get it? :-D

      But what about the video? What the hell I’m doing here? I don’t belong here?

  7. bladi meri says:

    bravo, you got it
    sorry about the video, no idea i did it, was only supposed to be linked on fb.

    the SMFG´s font i see on my screen is really shaddy – difficult to read – could also be i´am becoming too older?

    • pt says:

      It is the good old old “Georgia”: it should be installed in most machines (this is why I chose it — apart of being the only one with Osf).

      It is always been like that or something changed recently? In the latter case it something on your computer (like you installed a new operating system and you don’t have the proper fonts).

      Anyway, it should default to “Serif”, if the others are not installed.

      Let me know.
      Ciao ciao, I’m a creep!

      • meri bladi says:

        it is shaddy – sfuocato – only on my big notebook (big screen).
        Actually I notice any problem reading with my little laptop (one “spanna” of screen).

        so, I guess it is a problem with the 1st one.

        it is been for long time like that, but i do not remember how long.
        anyway i will survive

        have a nice week

  8. Manu says:

    What’s the yerba???
    (I really have to go to South America to know the real things ;-)

  9. Ally says:

    same for me:
    Blurry on the Home PC (W vista) and fine on the office laptop (W. 7).
    Been like this for months.

    • pt says:

      I don’t have the W for trying it out, I have added a couple of fallback fonts, but I am not sure this was the problem.

      ¿Can you tell me if something changes?


  10. Ally says:

    what does: “with a brand new project!” means?

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