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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Colonia del Sacramento
... a carafe of wine as it hit midday heat. Lunch for Chris was an enormous 'chivito', which we'd read was a speciality in Uruguay. For them, it seems a simple steak sandwich isn't enough, they like to add cheese, ham and a fried egg... It was huge! A good feed but it didn't contend with the Argentine 'chimichurri' steak sandwiches that we'd feasted on the day before.
The rest of the day was spent walking around the cobbled streets, practising ...
... bread. (And wine. And ice cream.)
There were tons of mosquitos here, and we loaded up on bug spray every time we went out, and for me, before bed. I got a few bites but am fine (I live in fear of another bout of dengue fever.) (http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-e ntries/heathercharles/1/1409534579/tpod .html) And fortunately, no sunburn yet either. Off to the beach town of La Barra next!
Tuesday 16th December
We arrive in Colonia at about 8 pm local time. We normally have a map on our phone of how to get to the hostel, but this time it is not working, so we decide to take a taxi. The taxi driver literally takes us around a few blocks and here we go in about 3 minutes we are in front of our posada. Later on we discovered that he drove through the one way system and it is actually even shorter to walk. Anyway the little pleasures we ...
A two hour ferry journey across the freshwater Rió de la Plata is the Uruguayan peninsula town of Colonia del Sacramento. Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 to smuggle goods into Buenos Aires, it is a popular day trip with Porteños' (people from Buenos Aires) looking to escape the city and stock up on US$ to exchange back in Argentina on the black market. It's also only 2 hours behind UK time, which is strange considering it's a 14 hour flight home. During ...
... endless white sandy beach with sand dunes that rise steeply just inland, quirky little wooden houses and shacks on dusty quiet lanes. There's isn't really that much to do once you've had a quick wander around the streets and along the beach, apart from relax and just absorb the Uruguayan countryside.