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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 …
... minute job became a forty five minute experience. In Colonia at least it seemed like the place to chat with other citizens and catch up on the city news.
Our sandwich lunch was spent soaking in the warm sun and served by a lovely husband and wife couple. Being completely adjusted to holidaying we tried our first Uruguayan beer which was from a microbrewery and one of the best we have tried. After lunch ...
... them. Colonia was to be one of the smallest cities we visit and very remimiscent of Paraty with cobbled streets and historic centre though much drier if a tad colder. Winter wardobes were definitely in full swing as if snow was expected. With the exception of the bull ring everywhere was within walking distance of the bus station and ferry port, a nice change from navigating public transport, taxis and map work. We started at the city gate and made a circle along the ...
... a medal straw. The cup is filled to the top with "Mate," (yerba Mate leaves are dried, chopped, and pounded into a powdery mixture) and then topped off with hot water. You then drink out of this medal straw that has very small holes at the bottom to allow the brewed mixture in, while keeping the chunky mixture out. The point is that Mate is like crack to these people. EVERYONE drinks Mate…and not just as a pastime or at a coffee shop. People ...
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