Radisson Hotel Colonia del Sacramento
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Today the family woke very early to catch the ferry to Uruguay. Debbie had to laugh because Emily looked just like dad when he is woken up too early- surprised, sleepy, and a bit surly. Mom had done a great job lasting until 2am packing, mostly Emily's food.
After a cab ride ending with the driver not being totally sure where to drop us off …
The cottage was a bit like Little House on the Prairie, but instead of being located on a dusty plain in Tornado Alley, it was set in the middle of a huge lawn in three acres of verdant grounds belonging to the owners who inhabited the big house at the end of the drive. With woods to one side and a vineyard to the other, it was quite idyllic. Rustically but comfortably furnished it had everything we could possibly need including a cast ...
... America for the last month or two and a while back we had suggested meeting up if we cross paths. Which is literally what we did as we reached a street crossing on our wander around Colonia. It took no time at all to decide that a beer was needed to have proper catch up. Alison has spent the last two months travelling down from Ecuador and when we met her, her other half Sam had just met up with her for the last two weeks of her trip. It was quite surreal to have a mini reunion ...
The combination of beers and lots of peanuts meant we almost skipped dinner but in the end I hustled the group into heading out. We didn't make it far, we tried this restaurant across the road on the corner and it turned out to be one of the nicest eating out experiences I've had. The restaurant was tiny with one table of 6 in the middle and two tables of 2 either side, they were playing swing music and we were literally in someone's living room. ...
... bursting with history. Colonia changed hands from Portugal to Spain many times between 1680 and 1822 with several battles and treaty's until it became part of the independent country of Uruguay. We took a walk around the 17th century cobblestone streets, saw the city gate and wooden drawbridge, climbed the lighthouse where we could see amazing views of the Buenos Aires skyline before we settled in a bar on the seafront to watch the sunset.