Hostal De Los Poetas

Mangarelli 677, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Colonia del Sacramento

Shall we go to Uruguay for lunch?

A travel blog entry by philandmups

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Why not? It's just there. And so it is. Turns out you can do an easy day trip to Uruguay from Buenos Aires. It's a bit like catching the ferry from Dover to Calais, but rather than bringing back a whole load of booze, most day trippers stock up on US$. As briefly mentioned on a previous blog, Argentina has an official exchange rate (which is currently AR$8 to US$1) and a blue dollar exchange rate (currently around AR$10.5 to US$1). ...

Colonia

A travel blog entry by julieblyth

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Country 40 ticked off my list today. This morning we caught the ferry from Buenos Aries to Uruguay and arrived at a small town called Colonia. Our friend Amanda had said it was a must see if we had time, she was so right. Colonia has been added to UNESCO's world heritage sites and the original part of the town is exactly what it would have been like in the late 1800's. The ferry took just over the hour and the duty free shop on board was very busy ...

Long walks and room service

A travel blog entry by kevdebem

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... arrived at our destination and Emily was awake so she was able to share in the amazing encounter with an abandoned fenced off crumbling building. The bullring was completed in 1910 and held 9000+ people but soon after opening Uruguay outlawed bullfighting. As American Gladiators hadn't yet been invented the building fell into disuse. I had thought we could go inside but this is a seriously derelict structure so no go. I noticed ...

Going back in time

A travel blog entry by mirja.bester

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... which offered wine tasting together with cheese and meat platters. That was a good choice as we could try some yummy Uruguayan wines, which are not being exported at all (simply due to very little volume). With our eye on the clock, we ordered the bill and got quite a fright when the conversion from Argentine Pesos into Uruguayan Pesos was WAY different to what we had seen online - almost twice the rate. I tried to argue with one of the owners about ...

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

A travel blog entry by graybeard

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... official processes me out of Uruguay and gives my passport to the Argentine immigration officer standing right next to him. She asks me for my proof that I paid the reciprocity fee.

Uh Oh.

Argentina charges Americans a fee to enter the country. Apparently the US charges Argentines a fee to enter the US so Argentina requires a $160 "reciprocity fee" of American citizens to enter Argentina. I have the paperwork showing I paid the fee and showed it ...

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This hostel, located on Mangarelli 677, Colonia del Sacramento, is near Barrio Historico, Colonia lighthouse, Puerta de la Ciudadela, and Avenida General Flores.
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