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Travel Blogs from Colon
... bridge and over the river Uruguay to Paysandú. It was either Jim´s ´simpatía` or Uruguayan lack of due diligence -- getting through Customs was very quick. Personally I was slightly dismayed. Nothing was searched or even opened and a pen had to be found so that the customs official could sign their name on the bike´s gas tank. We obviously did not look very dangerous -- odd perhaps, old maybe, but definitely not dangerous.
... 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 ...
So after taking a night bus to the border with Uruguay I ended up in the town of Colon for a few hours till the bus to Paysandú in Uruguay left. I hung around with some other backpackers and the dogs that followed us through town. The town it self was pleasant and nothing exciting, just ...
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