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... would have made a spitting image of the Uruguayan flag. The one with the yellow sun and the blue-and-white stripes* that is. Apparently there's another one competing for attention: The blue, red and white of Russian design. An explosion of Russian settlers, displaying their patriotism, perchance? Yet another invasion of wealthy Russian tourists? Not exactly, but it did turn out that the great eastern bear had at least some symbolic connection to this alternate banner being hoisted ...
... the ferry and just enjoying the peace and quiet before catching the ferry in the afternoon, only takes an hour to get across and you can get a great view of Buenos Aires from the river and its just a nice break from taking busses everywhere! Got to the hostel in the evening and the place is just nuts, 7 storeys with probably a few hundred people staying here, they've got a sister hostel just down the road with another hundred plus and have parties alternately at each ...
... the different towns and cities on the gold trail and how the gold would be brought down there. After that, we went to see the official start of the gold trail too!
Once we were back in Paraty, Fernanda took us on a tour of the old town. The rain stayed away for this point thank goodness, as we walked along the cobbled streets. Paraty was restored to its former glory in the mid sixties and as there are no cars allowed down the streets, it's lovely to stroll along ...
... is like. They also took us to a famous bar, Bar fun fun, to see a tango singer, guitarist and tango dancers in action. There is a small disagreement between Uruguay and Argentina about where tango started. Uruguayans state that Carlos Gardel who started tango was from Uruguay, but the Argentinians and the French have other ideas. After we had our fill of Montevideo, we went off to Colonia de Sacramento, a cobblestones little ...
We started our day pretty late due to the late night we had last night, but had a generic plan of what we wanted to do. This involved heading to the plaza de independencia in the center of town and hen heading to the port and the old town. The walk to the plaza took us about 10 minutes and we realised we had a pretty well located hostel.
The plaza is like the plazas everywhere else with a statue of a guy riding a horse. This one, however, was really clean ...