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Travel Blogs from Colonia del Sacramento
Short version: We got up at 6AM so we'd have time to grab a bite before being picked up at 7. They took us to the BuqueBus terminal, which is where the ferries operate from. The ride over was only an hour, so we didn’t have time to get any extra sleep, although Kaaren dozed a bit. We got picked up in Colonia, Uruguay, and got a ride to our …
With our Punta del Diablo experience fresh in our minds you might have thought that as we were heading back to the Uruguayan coast, specifically the main crossing point to BA, on a Saturday we would have booked ourselves somewhere to stay. Incorrect, we convinced ourselves that the last experience was merely a result of the bank holiday and because …
After 3 hours of reclined slumber on the Turil coach, bus travel is fast becoming the transport of choice. The super friendly receptionist had suggested 4 hours would be enough to see everything, it really was and we were glad we didn't catch a bus before 10. Most of our fellow travellers were day trippers from Argentina eager to put their faith in dollars rather than the struggling peso. Bizarrely uruguayan cash points give a dollar option, though most places seem to prefer not ...
Argentina has insane rates of inflation. Prices have more than doubled since our guidebook went to print in 2010. While Cristina Kirchner's government maintains that the inflation is under control at a value of around 10%, most people seem to agree that it is nearer 26%, the rate which has been calculated and verified by various independent economists. To put this into perspective the official inflation rate in the UK is 2.8% so inflation is ...
I arrived in Colonia at 2 in the afternoon. By 2:15, I had rented a bike.
This was the first time I had been on a bicycle since December, so I was craving it mentally, physically, and, yes, emotionally.
I started exploring rather aimlessly at first, checking my iPhone (R.I.P.) occasionally to see where I was. (Colonia is a town of 22,000 inhabitants, so it feels safe and quiet no matter where you are - a contrast to Buenos ...
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