Travel Blogs from Colon
... delta at this stage. The road led from island to island above ground, before going under for some 4 km. The tunnel was clear and well lit. I was relieved.
Paraná city is small and is in part a bedroom city for Santa Fe. We were soon through it and were on route 18 going East when the heat hit us. The countryside did not differ much from what we had seen the day before. All went well until we were stopped by the police. ...
... credit cards, we pulled over at three stations before finding a Shell outside of Colon. As strange as it may sound, this gas station ended up being our best option so far. When we pulled up, we got great service and the lady went to work, washing the mud and dirt off the bleak windshield. A crowd of boys and a few shaparones circled around us for photos with the bike. Camilo talked with the local attendants, and sure enough, we could camp for free. A large ...
After the long jounrney south from Puerto Iguazu it suddenly became fall. Everything had changed: the weather, the architecture, the whole vibe of the place. Argentina looks, feels, and tastes more like Europe. Maybe it was the cooler weather too and the colour changing in the trees which made it seem so much different from the sweltering Amazon and the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Colon was a quiet town on the 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. ...
The Hotel Plaza, located on an attractive plaza a block or two away from the river, had a choice of old pokey rooms for about $60 or a new wing with very fancy rooms for $120 which I thought too much, especially for this small nondescript river town. The "manager" (who claimed to be a "good friend" of the owner, although I suspect he was the owner) ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center