Radisson Hotel Colonia del Sacramento
Travel Blogs from Colonia del Sacramento
Today we got up and went to the buffet at the hotel. There was a variety of food there. It was good. After the buffet, we took a walk around Colonia. It is over four hundred years old. Then we saw a tree that was full of parrots, hummingbirds and bugs. Then we went to the big old city wall, it had a draw bridge and old cannons. After that we went …
Arrived in Colonia, after a pretty smooth crossing from Buenos Aires. Both of us were feeling the effects of the lack of sleep and the mood was low to say the least! It only took 3 hours and we did have the luxury of a first class ticket so it was the most painful journey. Tadgh was asleep for most of it on the floor. We sure did look like first …
... of sides and desserts, it wasn't long before we were utterly stuffed, and we sat back with very full stomachs to enjoy the (also included) after-dinner music-and-dance show. While Carlo was a little disappointed that we were completely in the wrong part of the country to hear samba and bossa nova, he was nevertheless delighted with this serving of local music. Porto Alegre is known as Brazil's capital gaścha for the gaśchos (cowboys) that historically worked in the area and ...
... beauty. There is much colonial architecture here and the streets are lined with grey bark trees that remind me of Provence. We follow two European guys we had befriended at the cash machines to a tiny rustic restaurant where we savour some succulent white wine and traditional cheeses in the enclosed little garden at the back. Rather comically the bill was settled with a mix of US dollars, Uruguyan pesos and Argentinian pesos. This ...
Wednesday night - Ferry from Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)
There was a bus that went from downtown Buenos Aires to the ferry terminal...perfect. Ah! But since buses only accept the exact fare in coins (and coins are coveted like gold in Argentina) it was walk or taxi for us! We thought getting a subway might bring us closer than the 25 blocks to walk...it wasn“t! Al managed to navigate our way somewhat closer ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet