Travel Blogs from Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Uruguay - Weirduguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay - Weirduguay

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Uruguay is weird.  Took the high speed ferry first thing in the morning...wow that subway is packed.....ferries to Colonial Uruguay - two speeds, two prices.    One hour fast ferry about $80 return, three hour slow ferry about $60.  ...

Pesky tourists, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Pesky tourists

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... just because I was feeling slack. I know, over three thousand kilometres by bike and I bailed cos I was feeling slack. Colonia Del Sacramento is a very old colonial town (does the name give it away?) which the Spanish and Portugese spent a few ...

Cute little Colonia, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Cute little Colonia

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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Our last stop in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, is listed by UNESCO as the most complete illustration of colonial architecture in South America. Founded in 1680 by Portuguese settlers from Brazil, it was an important base for smuggling British goods ...

Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia del Sacramento

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Bad timing again!!!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Bad timing again!!!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... After spending the night in Buenos Aires we caught a ferry across the delta of the River Plate to arrive in Colonia, Uruguay. Colonia is a delightfully cute colonial town that was once a flourishing Spanish (and later Swiss) trading post in the ...

A day in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A day in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... keen on walking the beach with an umbrella. So I changed my plans, skipped the Uruguay resorts and went to a little historic town called Colonia - an old smugglers port with cobble stone streets, ancient stone buildings, and ...

A beautiful day in Colonia, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A beautiful day in Colonia

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... same as the one here, so not really much to report, except that it took the usual 2 and a half hours. We arrived in Colonia de Sacramento at 3pm and walked the 10 minutes to our hostel - El Viajero. We checked into an 8 bed dorm - we are only stopping ...

Drinking Mate in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Drinking Mate in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... that as soon as I boarded the extremely comfortable ferry that would be taking me from Buenos Aires to the city of Colonia in Uruguay. There were people drinking Mate in every nook and cranny of the boat! Everybody came prepared with thermos and herbs in ...

Colonia, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex; It was up early and on a boat to Colonia in Uruguay only an hour from Buenos Aires. After the smoothest boat ride (and catamaran at that) of my life we got to the prettiest town ever. Even the ugly bits were pretty. In the old town all the streets ...

A Beautiful Colon, Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A Beautiful Colon

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Beard One full day is all that's needed in the low-tempo, peaceful, but yet stunningly charming town of Colonia del Sacramento. Colonia, as it's affectionately known, is a jolly 50-minute ferry journey from Buenos Aires. Upon touching down on Uruguayan ...

A World of Its Own, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A World of Its Own

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... transport that is somewhat easier on the pesos. A walking tour through the UNESCO world cultural heritage site of Colonia del Sacramento, was like taking a stroll through the past. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, Colonia was traditionally known as ...

Seasonal siesta., Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Seasonal siesta.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... have a much higher percentage of mestizo (mixed Spanish and indigenous blood) and indigenous people. I have landed myself in Colonia del Sacramento, after an one hour catamaran (or flying boat) ride across from Buenos Aires. Colonia is a pleasant and ...

Fun Buggy, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Fun Buggy

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... freedom made us realize how over governed we are in South Australia, in fact Australia, particularly where driving regulations are concerned. Uruguay does not seem to be a rich country, but the people are very friendly and welcoming. We seemed to make a ...

3 Cheers for Pilsen, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

3 Cheers for Pilsen

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Colonia, Uruguay. I noticed the staff at this Hostel Colonial were not as kissy as at the last Hostel Suites, where everyone who came to work got kissed by fellow staff members, boys with boys and girls alike. They said it would be an insult if you did ...

Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento - Day 29, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento - Day 29

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... city and enjoyed the relaxed laid back European atmosphere. I found out that the historical quarter of Colonia is the only UNESCO world heritage site in Uruguay. The town definitely justifies it's world heritage status, I feel like staying here for days, ...

Three Days Away from Buenos Aires, Colonia  Del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Three Days Away from Buenos Aires

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... so the garçons seemed to have picked up on style and technique.  We left Buenos Aires to sail to Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay.  Let me redefine the floating part of our excursion.  It is the first trip at sea where I have ...

Enjoying Uruguay's Quaint, Historic Gem., Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Enjoying Uruguay's Quaint, Historic Gem.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... with the same problem. It was nice to feel that I was not the only one stupid enough to throw away my immigration card, to get me out of Uruguay! Footnote: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento is UNESCO World Heritage Listed. ...

liming, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

liming

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Uruguay, its the second smallest sovereign nation in South America and has the letter U in its name three times. You can cross to Uruguay from Argentina on a ferry, much like Brits go on trips across to France, its only 2 hours and you get to raid ...

Living in the past, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Living in the past

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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We caught a bus to a small town called Colonia del Sacramento on the west side of Uruguay. Situated on the sandy banks of the Rio de la Plata it was an important centre for smuggling British goods across the river into the Spanish colonies during the 17th ...

Last Stop in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Last Stop in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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My final stop in Uruguay is a cool little town called Colonia del Sacramento.  It's just a quiet touristy town that's good for a day walking around the old cobblestoned streets and taking pictures.  The town used to be a smuggling point for ...

Across the River, Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Across the River

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... a ferry across the mouth of the Rio Plate to Uruguay. We spent the night in the colonial Portuguese port of Colonia de Sacramento. The old part of town was truly charming. I generally find that historic towns are usually either obviously renovated ...

Uruguay...., Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay....

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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... of south America we travel across the border by ferry into Uraguay to the charming 17th century Portugese contraband port and fortress of Colonia just a 3 hour ferry ride across the Rio De La Plata from Buenos Aires....as we´re only here for one day the ...

If I was a writer, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

If I was a writer

A travel blog entry by camille

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... the Buenos Aires mullet just across the river. Walking the Cobbled Streets I was soaking up the serenity and fantasising myself moving to Colonia for a year to write some kind of novel along the lines of Under the Tuscan Sun (why go to Spain or Italy ...

Ferry to Uruguay!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Ferry to Uruguay!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... that alot of people that are living and studying in Buenos Aires go over to Uruguay to renew their 90 day visas! We got into Colonia de Sacramento and were met by our walking guide. She took us on a tour of the small and quaint town of Colonia. I don't ...

Very quaint Colonia and a boat ride to Tigre!, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Very quaint Colonia and a boat ride to Tigre!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... had a ´Beach´ or ´Colonial Town´ dilemma the next morning but when we got to the bus station, we decided to head to Colonia as the weather wasn´t that great and we´d heard great things about this little place! It was a great decision and really nice ...

And on to Uruguay...Colonial towns and countryside, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

And on to Uruguay...Colonial towns and countryside

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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We take the slow boat across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia de Sacramento which takes three hours and is the most pleasant boat trip so far. We stay at Hostel Sur in Colonia which is five minutes' walk from both the boat terminal and old town.  And ...

A Quaint Colonial Town, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A Quaint Colonial Town

A travel blog entry by calmyourjets

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... get some Uruguayan pesos. An exchange rate of 35 to £1 was hard work on my brain cells and everything seemed very expensive! Colonia's a pretty small place and it only took a couple of hours to wander round the centre of town and see the sights (if ...

Colonia, Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia, Uruguay

A travel blog entry by rfoat

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Hi Folks, we traveled to this Coastal town by ferryboat. We were picked up by the Kempinski Hotel´s (5 stars) van and driven the short distance to the hotel and spa. While driving through the little town, I was reminded of Avalon on Catalina Island. ...

UNESCO town for a day?, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

UNESCO town for a day?

A travel blog entry by jled

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Colonia is lovely. A luxurious 3 hour ferry ride (BC Ferries could learn A LOT from BuqueBus) and we arrived in what I can only describe as the most adorable town. Ever. With only one night booked at a hostel, we set down our bags and took off exploring. ...

The Perfect Beer, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

The Perfect Beer

A travel blog entry by upriver

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... to catch from Porto Seguro in Brasil so were on route to there. Instead of a night in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, we choose Colonia from where we could bus via the capital and then onto the Brazilian / Uruguayan border town of Chuy. I'd ...

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