Travel Blogs from Uruguay

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Red raw in Colonia, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Red raw in Colonia

A travel blog entry by fester_mower

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... advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience." I just spent three days in Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. Colonia is a smallish, waterside, switchy-off-and-relaxy kinda place, and I liked it. The souvenir shops were tacky, but ...

Packed Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box., Colonia del Sacremento, Uruguay travel blog

Packed Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box.

A travel blog entry by astralcars

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... we could check our bags which meant not carrying our backpacks and the ferry was nice with good views were good. Once in Colonia del Uruguay, things just kept getting better! Once we found a bank machine and the right bus, we had a peaceful and scenic bus ...

Punta del Diablo, and my first border crossing, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay travel blog

Punta del Diablo, and my first border crossing

A travel blog entry by amitevron

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... Again the bus stopped at passport control, and I, being the only gringo on the bus, got off to get my entrance stamp for Uruguay. The border crossing was painless, as was my transition to spanish (although every now and again I still spit out an ...

I smell like a traveller, I need some Colonia, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

I smell like a traveller, I need some Colonia

A travel blog entry by lucasandaimz

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Back to the small cobbled streets of this small town on the river. Just a quick over night stay before heading onto Argentina. We arrived late morning I believe, just in time to go for an early lunch and get some Milanese in our bellies. I've eaten a ...

A day trip to Colonia, Uruguay, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

A day trip to Colonia, Uruguay

A travel blog entry by martinisinrio

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We had seen recommendations to take the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia Uruguay to see the old city. Colonia is on the West coast of Uruguay, over the Rio de la Plata. It´s main attraction is it´s "Barrio Historico" which has preserved much of the ...

Uruguay!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay!

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsmurrell

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When we set off we hadn't imagined we would be visiting Uruguay, but there are many interesting things to see here. Colonia del Sacramento is just across the river Plata from Buenos Aires.  Well, we say 'just across', but the Plata is more an estuary ...

Fray Bentos!, Fray Bentos, Uruguay travel blog

Fray Bentos!

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsmurrell

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... perfectly good to drive but we cursed the false economy of getting no air conditioning as we drove through the stifling interior of Uruguay with dusty hair-dryer air blowing through the windows.  The road from Colonia was a good one but whenever it ...

Argentina and Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Argentina and Uruguay

A travel blog entry by adventuresbyamy

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... or two at a time? Almost all of them have been away from home for at least 8 or 9 months. On Monday we went to Colonia, Uruguay by boat. It took about 45 minutes to get there. Once we got off the boat, I realized that none of us had researched what to ...

Patria gaucha festival!, Tacuarembo, Uruguay travel blog

Patria gaucha festival!

A travel blog entry by saralouisekelly

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I finally made it to the cowboy festival that I had really wanted to go to!! I loved it, horses everywhere! Was great to see so many gauchos in their traditional dress. Some of them carried big decorative knives behind them on their belts. In the coral ...

Yee haa cowboy !, Tacuarembo, Uruguay travel blog

Yee haa cowboy !

A travel blog entry by samandtom

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So we were getting picked up at 11 am by our new farming family. Expecting a cowboy on horse back, when Mattius a heavily rotund man in a beret and suit trousers turned up we were a little surprised. He also drove a truck, understandable in modern ...

A short stay in Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

A short stay in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by claudiaroger

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Hola The next destination on our journey was Montevideo, Uruguay, which lies just a four hours ferry/bus ride across the bay from Buenos Aires. At first we had not planned to come here. However, during our check-in in Singapore we were forced (an airline ...

Rain, rain go away!!!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Rain, rain go away!!!

A travel blog entry by chicas-latinas

... Aires, F&M&L&A caught a boat across the Rio de la Plata (waterway) to Colonia del Sacremento. It's Uruguay’s historical heartland, a smaller Cartagena. Its cobbled streets, old fashioned cars and tree-lined Plaza Mayor made it a lovely ...

Pretty, pretty!, Periapolis, Uruguay travel blog

Pretty, pretty!

A travel blog entry by womblepeter

A Hotel to Forget. (Remembered with Advantages).   I"ve slept in some odd places, on stations, in parks, in posh hotels, poor hotels, in doorways and even in police cells; the night in Carmelo was different indeed.   Entering the hotel ...

Leaving Brazil On A High, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Leaving Brazil On A High

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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... old, woodern town house with great character.  We fell inot bed completely relieved that the transport fiasco was successfully resolved with no dramas at all.  We have had a great start to Uruguay and look forward to exploring the city tomorrow. ...

After 10 days, Oh so casual in Uruguay, Periapolis, Uruguay travel blog

After 10 days, Oh so casual in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by womblepeter

They say the Spanish always put things off until "manyana" but here in Uruguay that is not the case. Here they do things when they feel like it, maybe now ,maybe later, may even be "manyana" or perhaps they won"t bother to do it at all. These people are ...

Just a beautiful old town!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Just a beautiful old town!

A travel blog entry by adamwilson4

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7th Feb We went on the 9.45am ferry which left from Buenos Aries and we arrived in Colonia an hour later, Uruguay is an hour in front of Argentina so we lost an hour. It was a nice smooth crossing across the river. When we arrived in Colonia we ...

Hasta la vista, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Hasta la vista

A travel blog entry by jmwaters

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We got to Colonia at midnight and headed straight to our hostel for some kip. The next day we had until four o'clock to wander the streets of Colonia before our ferrry to Buenos Aires, which was enough time. Colonia is a former Portuguese colony from the ...

Tranquilidad, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Tranquilidad

A travel blog entry by gaellelc

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... ;-) Le voyage a duré une heure dans les eaux du Río de la Plata, qui est le confluent de deux rivières: le Río Uruguay et le Río Paraná (note géographique: cette même rivière nourrit les chutes d´Iguazu). Du fait de l´arrivée de ces deux ...

Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay

A travel blog entry by jambo-claude

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... day. A really pleasant city and very friendly people but not a tourist destination. Overall we only had positive experiences in Uruguay (forget about that rainy day). The people are very welcoming and love their Maté (strong herbal tea that they carry ...

Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia del Sacramento

A travel blog entry by vera_und_alex

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Die Fahrt auf der Faehre von Buenos Aires nach Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay) war super. Wir haben absichtlich die langsamste Faehre genommen und konnten so 3 Stunden auf dem gut ausgestatteten Riesenschiff an der Sonne sitzen und den Fahrtwind ...

Week 3, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Week 3

A travel blog entry by lelblair

... came to our rescue; she is Italian, living in London, and working on a Ph. D. comparing human rights between Argentina and Uruguay - a 3-year project! She was in between interviews and a visit to a Museum of Memories.  The owner sent over a small ...

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo

A travel blog entry by danandloulou

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... heroes of the Uruguayan Independence. Next stop was the Museo Torres Garcia - an art gallery displaying the work of one of Uruguay's most prominent artists Joaquin Torres Garcia (1874-1949). His work is cool - apparently he was the founder of Constructive ...

I Love the Smell of Methane Gas in the Morning, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

I Love the Smell of Methane Gas in the Morning

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... roughly the same temperature as the back of my knees before catching the ferry over to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. While waiting we experienced, yet again, the curious phenomenon whereby hundreds of people transform from comfortably seated and ...

gahh!, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

gahh!

A travel blog entry by harriets

... decided that the best thing to do would be to get on a bus and see what happened. 2 days later, here we are in Uruguay. Apparently they won the first ever world cup. mmm. nice. Still attempting to get to Brazil... my spanish sign language is coming ...

Howdy Partner!, San Gabriel, Uruguay travel blog

Howdy Partner!

A travel blog entry by tabonyhl

... , as it gave us a chance to chat with this amazing woman.  Seven languages spoken fluently, and successful businesses in Uruguay, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Then she'd returned to her roots and the ranching life her family had lost by purchasing ...

does 2 days in a country count?, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

does 2 days in a country count?

A travel blog entry by boomergirl

... And this city (kinda shit hole actually) really just feels like another barrio of BA.  So can I actually say Ive been to Uruguay? I suppose I can, but with the caveat that I really didnt "do" Uruguay.  Oh well.  Its a stamp! So, ...

Cabo Polonio, Cabo Polonio, Uruguay travel blog

Cabo Polonio

A travel blog entry by stubo

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Cabo Polonio must be one of the best beach places around at the moment! We had little hastle in getting here, bus 5 hours instead of 4 and then hopped onto a 4x4 thingy to take us to the beach village. Cabo Polonio has no roads, no cars, no ...

Foggy Day, Cabo Polonio, Uruguay travel blog

Foggy Day

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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The plan of the day was to go for a long walk in the huge dunes north of Cabo Polonio, possibly with the option of walking all the way back to Valisas (8km in straight line, but in the sand and over dunes). And I had set my alarm clock to go and see the ...

Detox, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Detox

A travel blog entry by 0234303

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Having a couple of nights in. Preparing for the mayhem that is Buenos Aires. Wandered around the town a bit. Took few ...

Third time lucky, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Third time lucky

A travel blog entry by stemaxc

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... . It felt like home... After a bracing 10 block walk I was there in good time. After getting through immigration and landing a Uruguay stamp in my passport (probably my last example of stamp tourism) I was delighted to discover the boat was extremely ...

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