Cabanas El Rocio
Travel Blogs from Colon
... was polite but firm and dedicated to finding fault. He hit gold when he asked Jim for the national insurance policy for the vehicle. This is usually bought at the border when entering a country, but none had been offered at Bolivia-Argentina. A fine was awarded and paid, and may have found its way to the national coffers. Undeterred we drove on and hunkered down at Villaguay to get out of the heat at a gas station. We then took ...
... of the Argentinians. Coffee is not easy to come by, but there are many hot water stations....excuse me, mate stations, everywhere. So we are making our own....cowboy coffee!!!!
We will be visiting a friend of Camilo's in Buenos Aires, so we are excited to get to the first place that we actually know someone, and take a little break from the road. However, even with nice weather, we would need to stay somewhere in the middle tonight. We were shooting for ...
... way to get out and see the town and get some excercise at the same time. Afterwards I managed to jive a ride on the back of some guy´s mo-ped out to the local hot springs. The pools were pretty nice, all done up in a nice facility. The hot water felt great.
I was really only in Colon for a day but it was a nice tranquil visit. However, the picturesque beaches were unfortauntely closed. I saw some mention of Uruguayan ...
... along the river front and window shopped in the main street.
Crossing the border was the most effortless yet, the bus only stopped once as both countries shared the same gateway (usually they are about 2km apart) and the bus driver took all the passports, so we didn't even have to get off. ...
Unfortunately the port was closed yesterday and we were not allowed to move anywhere. Port has opened today with good SW winds of about 20kts which we are planning to jump on the back off to get some miles under our belt. The boat is all ready with plenty of food (and treats) on board to keep everyone fueled for the first leg.
Other places to stay in Colon
Av. Quiros - Esquina 12 de Abril, Colon | Hotelfrom $151