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Travel Blogs from Colonia del Sacramento
As part as our Argentina trip in April 2006, we took a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. We met a pair of friends while in Buenos Aires and since all of us had wanted to take the trek out Colonia, we decided to go together. We took a high-speed ferry from BA, and arrived in Colonia about an hour later. We immediately started to wander …
In our original itinerary we were going to spend around a week in Uruguay. However with other things to see and the realisation that a lot of Uruguay was nice beaches and it was Winter, we decided to just pop over for one night from Bueno Aires. (Obviously we just wanted the extra passport stamps!!).
After an hour's ferry ride we arrived in Colonia. The town itself was pretty small and we only had to walk a few minutes from our hostel to get to ...
... but I do get out for a little while and get some photo taking in.
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Accommodation: El Viajero. The third one I have stayed in on this trip and possibly my favourite. The dorm rooms are quite frankly massive. There is an ok sized kitchen and a big common area to hang out in and its located about halfway between the bus station/ ferry and the point of the old town but is also close to the ...
... We arrived quite late in the afternoon so just had a quick walk around the town so that we knew where everything was and then headed out to have some drinks and watch a beautiful sunset. For dinner we headed to a funky little Spanish restaurant, The Drugstore. I had a wonderful paella there. Early the next morning we took a wander around the town on our own with Stewart acting as guide. For whatever reason Stewart decided that he wanted to be adventurous ...
From Montevideo it was just a two hours bus ride to the small town of Colonia del Sacramento. Here we checked into a lovely hostel and then went out for a relaxed stroll through the old part of town, which is listed as a UNSECO World Heritage. The cobblestone streets and colonial buildings are picture perfect and we enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere. The next day started with a hearty breakfast, chatting and sitting lazily in the ...
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