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Travel Blogs from Colonia del Sacramento
Well Uruguay has been a quick pit stop compared to the other countries we have visited but one we have both thoroughly enjoyed. It has not been long enough to really go through the whole normal process I would go through so I will just say the following
- having the opportunity to stay on an estancia was a fantastic and enjoyable experience even if the weather had other ideas. pedro and Nahir were such lovely hosts and we hope ...
... reading, sleeping and swimming. It was wonderful. When we felt as though we had enough we headed back to rise off all the sand from our day. We met some of the other guests and ended up going out with two Argentinians. The bar was not very lively except that i continued to notice clown like people dressed in carnival attire with glittery painted faces. I wasn't sure if it was a theme but then when i was sitting outside they all began to sing on ...
... Las Mercedes. This was just a day of relaxation, they put on a fantastic BBQ for lunch and then we had the option of horse riding, canoeing or just relaxing by the pool. I chose to catch up on some sleep by the pool while Stewart went out canoeing.
Afterwards, we moved onto San Ignacio which was our least favourite stop so far. It was just that there was not much to do. The reason we were there was to see the Jesuit ruins, which were really ...
... blessed with a balcony, so we were able to join one of the more enthusiastic members of staff out there and watch him soaking innocent bystanders below. By midday, most workers have knocked off and congregated outside the Mercado del Puerto at the end of our street where there is the infamous 'Montevideo Guerra de Sidra' (Cider War - YouTube it to get the general idea). Basically, young people who don't mind getting wet play loud music and throw cider over each other for a few hours. ...
del Sacramento has a beautiful little old town and I am stoked immediately as I feel the wind around me, the waves are sweeping. That is pure luck. And I remember my dream, finally.
A small house at the ocean, in the morning I go to a small supermarket (the little ones you had in the 20ies of last century), there I buy fresh bread and bread rolls, eggs, milk in bottles (do they still exist?), cold meat and cheese (freshly cut from the whole ...
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