Posada El Viajero
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
TripAdvisor Reviews Posada El Viajero Colonia del Sacramento
Travel Blogs from Colonia del Sacramento
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 …
... hours ahead of places like New York. The net result being that it didn’t get dark until almost 9pm which ruined our mealtime scheduling, but was a welcome change from the year-round sudden night fall between 5:30pm and 6:30pm that we had in Cusco.
Anyway, after eating our mutant ribeye steaks on that first bucolic evening, Colin started squinting out of the cabin window, thinking he could see people walking across the lawn ...
... of rocking as the river was uncommonly choppy. It was so rough that the boat departing 20 minutes after ours was made to return to Buenos Aires. I love turbulence on flights and this was just as fun. Fortunately no one near us was sick. From the port in Colonia, a world heritage site, we transferred to our family run Posada built around a courtyard near the edge of the old city. We checked in, went to the ATM (denied at ...
... bullring, a reminder of previous Spanish influence. As we walked back, we passed many people sharing a maté as the sun set across the Rio de la Plata.
Early culinary highlights in Uruguay:
* 'chivito' - a steak sandwich with cheese, ham, tomato, lettuce, fried egg served on a large bed of chips. Make sure you're hungry!
* gnocchi - just like the Italians do it.
Onward bus to Montevideo, 2.5 hours.
We arrived in Colonia del Sacramento by ferry from Buenos Aires, a welcome change from bus travel in South America.We arrived to heavy rainfall, and despite my pleas for a taxi, Mr H assured me it was only 400m or so, and we wouldn't get too wet, so we set off at a fast pace to our hostel. For some reason or other, we had booked a twin room for one night and a double room for the next, which confused the hostel staff no end, but both ...