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Travel Blogs from Colon
... while it was repaired. Sampled their
one person board of fiambres, cheeses and accompaniments washed down by an
atresanal chopp dark beer – the “chopp” just means draught I believe.
Returned to my mustard yellow 70’s throwback room – guess all
the hideous coloured 4 piece bathroom suites, like the old Renaults &
Fiats, come to Argentina, to live out their remaining days
... 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 ...
... town that bordered Uruguay, but the hotels we found were a bit pricy and a bit strange, so we moved on. The roads were mostly farms, and tree farms, so we thought camping might be a possibility. On the right side we saw a sign for camping and turned around quickly. With luck, this would be the perfect spot. Camilo had to navegate a kilometer of sandy dirt roads before we saw the entrance. It looked like a promising spot with big trees, a lake, and some cabins. ...
... way to get out and see the town and get some excercise at the same time. Afterwards I managed to jive a ride on the back of some guy´s mo-ped out to the local hot springs. The pools were pretty nice, all done up in a nice facility. The hot water felt great.
I was really only in Colon for a day but it was a nice tranquil visit. However, the picturesque beaches were unfortauntely closed. I saw some mention of 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. ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet