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You could not imagine that such a gorgeous little places like Colonia del Sacramento was only an hours boat ride from the madness of Buenos Aires, this place is just heaven, if relaxation and no hustle bustle is what you are after you will love this place and it was just what mum and I were after after the heat and craziness of busy and large …
It would have been nice just to cross the river into Argentina from Fray Bentos but this is not possible due to a long standing dispute between the Argentinians and the Uruguayans over a Finnish owned pulp mill built on the Uruguayan side of the river. The Argentinians claim that they were not properly consulted over the construction of the mill …
... recommended by the lonely planet, but it was fairly average. We had only taken out a small amount of Uruguayan Peso's earlier that day because we were only going to be there one night, so we tried to stay within budget. We ended up overspending on dinner because they add on what they call a "cutlery charge" which is basically service. Annoyingly we were only a few pesos over, but it meant that we would now have to pay for our ...
... to put too much sauce on the few bites I ate. Carrie's steak was good, and came with mushroom sauce and fries. We managed to find a green salad! It was fresh and one of the few vegetables we've been able to scare up since arriving. The other good part was that we brought a bottle of wine we had purchased in BA in case our closed-door restaurant didn't have wine, so it was a pretty nice bottle of Argentinian wine. With only a 80 Uruguayan dollar corkage fee ($4) it was a real ...
... a medal straw. The cup is filled to the top with "Mate," (yerba Mate leaves are dried, chopped, and pounded into a powdery mixture) and then topped off with hot water. You then drink out of this medal straw that has very small holes at the bottom to allow the brewed mixture in, while keeping the chunky mixture out. The point is that Mate is like crack to these people. EVERYONE drinks Mate…and not just as a pastime or at a coffee shop. People ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking