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... so we hopped on board with that idea and got 4 tickets to Colonia del Sacramento. We grabbed our tickets and headed over to the guys hostel to chill out and grab some lunch.
5 pm rolled around and we headed to the port. We checked in and passed though customs and immigration and got our entry stamps for Uruguay before even leaving Buenos Aires. Efficiency. We got a coffee waiting and then hopped aboard the ferry. We were sittin with the rest of ...
... 8221;. The veggie options were limited, so I had a cheese and fried egg sandwich (!) and Mr H had a chivito again, followed by a litre of beer. Here, we got chatting to a Peruvian chap who was staying at our hostel and also enjoying the greasy cuisine, and easily whiled away an hour.
After lunch, we set off towards the Bastion del Carmen, which was later converted to a soap-making factory, spotting various classic cars ...
... massively as its the perfect gap between sauvignon blanc and riesling.
Maddie was excited to be in her new dress and feeling like a proper lady again after wearing the same clothes for so long. Earlier in the day Maddie bought a couple of summer dresses from a local store which was good buying for a total of $80AUD.
Dinner was enjoyed on the waterfront taking in the sunset and sampling a paella for ...
... the terrain instead of the Spanish style of straight streets that intersect at 90 degree angles regardless of terrain.
After finding an ATM so I could get some Uruguayan pesos, I entered the Barrio Histórico through the Portón de Campo, the 1745 city gate, reconstructed between 1968 and 1971. Extending toward the river from the gate is the thick fortified wall which is also reconstructed.
From here I walk to the Calle de los Suspiros, the Street of ...
... itself as one of our favourite cities of the trip so far. Where Porto Alegre had reminded us of an American city, Montevideo was all Europe: cafe-lined pedestrianised streets, elegant balconies and a Champs Elysees-like avenue leading to its Palacio Legislativo spoke of Paris, while London, Berlin and Rome also sprang to mind as we strolled around the historic centre. That said, when we stepped onto the central Plaza Independencia we were both very taken by the towering ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsColonia Suite Colonia del Sacramento
Property is centrally located between the port and old town Colonia. There is only a small sign in the door and you can easily do what we did; stand across the street and not see it. My only critiscism of the place is that they need a bigger sign to designate its location.
The room that we had was almost the entire top floor, very quaint, charming and rustic. The breakfast in the morning was well prepared with coffee, warm milk, breads, meats, cheeses, and pastry.
After seeing the room and the property we wished we had booked two nights intead of one...HIGHLY Recommended!
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