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... br> square in Carmelo had a couple of options, one of which worked.
Turns out the hostel does not exist where stated and most
hotels near the river, about 10 blocks from the Plaza. Had to go to the ferry
terminal to get decent info and a map and then settled on a nearby hotel after
exhausting 3 other, 2 of which were unmanned – 700 pesos and not nice!
... Arroyo de las Vacas, which opened on May 1, 1912. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE LIKE IT IN THE WORLD.
There are two squares in the city. The one is Plaza Artigas, with a
monument to the foundation of the city, the church Templo Histórico del
Carmen and the city museum and archive. The other, more central square
is the commercial centre of the city. The main commercial ...
... We got too hot sitting by the pool so we went to the gym and then packed up. Basically a day of GTL for those of you who are enamored with the show Jersey Shore. We grabbed a quick lunch and headed back to Colonia to catch the Buquebus Boat. I'm still not sure why its not called BuqueBoat instead of BuqueBus, but whatever. For such a pretty place, it is unfortunate that the water is the color ...
... to Colonia, Uruguay. The ferry is huge, like a small cruise ship. It takes about an hour to get to Colonia, where we met our driver, Juan, who drove us to our hotel in Carmelo, a town of roughly 17,000 in the Uruguayan countryside.
We splurged and stayed at the Four Seasons for two nights - it was well worth it. The hotel's property is about 8 km from the town of Carmelo and is beautiful. Tall pine trees and ...
... and garden beds. But when it comes to dining out, like in Montevideo, the Uruguayan unique idea of bread for the table was in full spin. Bread in Uruguay comes with not only bread rolls, but pre packaged crackers and bread sticks, and yes you have to pay extra for this. But in Colonia, we even received the extra shock of paying for cutlery. How unique!
Last stop in Uruguay and so far we were loving this unqiue country. Arriving at ...