Hotel Punta Vip
Travel Blogs from Colon
... was polite but firm and dedicated to finding fault. He hit gold when he asked Jim for the national insurance policy for the vehicle. This is usually bought at the border when entering a country, but none had been offered at Bolivia-Argentina. A fine was awarded and paid, and may have found its way to the national coffers. Undeterred we drove on and hunkered down at Villaguay to get out of the heat at a gas station. We then took ...
... to the rear of the station had picnic benches set up for the truckers to camp out for a few hours. We picked a nice area and set up our tent; we enjoyed left over soup and some food inside the cafe before going to bed. Camping at a gas station was better than imagined, and a first for both of us.
....We will be sure to check our gear in the morning, as we spotted a tarantula earlier on Camilo’s boots! No other wildlife, other than the cows and truckers ...
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 Paysand˙ 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 ...
Unfortunately the port was closed yesterday and we were not allowed to move anywhere. Port has opened today with good SW winds of about 20kts which we are planning to jump on the back off to get some miles under our belt. The boat is all ready with plenty of food (and treats) on board to keep everyone fueled for the first leg.
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet