Posada El Viajero
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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The town of Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 which was disputed by the Spanish who settled across Rio de la Plata in Buenos Aires. It went from crown to crown in many battles over a hundred years. It eventually came into the hands of the Brasilians in 1816, and then liberated themselves as their own country of Uruguay in 1828. There …
We caught the ferry across from BA to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. It left at 11.30am and took an hour, but Uruguay is an hour ahead so we ended up getting to our hostel early afternoon. We walked into town, it used to be an old smugglers port, so there is a lot of history here, it's also a unesco heritage site. We had a sandwich for lunch in …
... Bob Marley at the top of his voice, interspersed with 'bloody hippies', and because we went to a bar that really could have been any bar in any city anywhere, except it was outside and kind of inside a tree. After deciding that one night was enough for us (does that make us prudes..?) we jumped back on the huge tourist truck and set off for a more mainstream destination. Cabo Polonio was quite cool and very different from anywhere else, but it seemed like it ...
... through the quiet, emptied streets we hear the call "de donde son" from the other side of the street. We ignore this as who knows who this person is talking to, but yes it's us. No hello or anything just where are you from. Happens all the time, but undeterred from our ignoring this guy runs up to us and repeats "de donde son?" Before we can answer he asks in English. He seems ok so we answer and he asks us a couple of questions ...
... tombs and lots of statues, angels and embellishments. We headed up there Friday morning and a crazy lady at the front who was a member of the cemetery preservation society sold me a map, which I partly bought it to help us escape after 20 minutes of being talked at. Saw Eva Peron's monument of her family tomb (the Duartes) but also all sorts of other interesting tombs and took loads of photos. Got empanadas at the recommended ...