Packed Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box.

Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
Trip End Sep 14, 2006

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Colonia del Sacramento is amazing! Its beautiful, clean, safe, laid back and inexpensive. Weve been camping for roughly 2 CAD a night and eating out for usually around 5 CAD each. The weather is also amazing. So warm and sunny, but not oppressive. So far Uruguay is looking like a winner. We decided to deviate from our original plans a little and spend some time here. We have a few nights here then we are leaving for Montevideo. After that well be heading out to Punta del Diablo. Then probably back to Argentina and back on track.

Getting here was crazy and hectic. We decided to take the subway from our hostel to the ferry terminal to save money. Taking the subway monday morning turned out to be a bad idea. The line up went from the ticket booth, up the stairs and down the street. It was insane. Once crushed nicely into the subway, it wasnt too bad, until my nose started bleeding. Im not sure if it was the intense heat and humidity or the pressure from all the people stuffed into the subway car. After being hassled for passport info from some security at the next station, we finally got onto the B line to get to the ferry terminal. What a contrast. The B-line was bright and clean, with fewer and more cleanly people on it. Even the stations were cleaner, bright and more open. Finally we reached the end of the line and decided to catch a cab, that just dropped someone off the rest of the way. We were both pleasantly surprised by how little it was.

The rest of the trip was a breeze. Customs were a joke, we could check our bags which meant not carrying our backpacks and the ferry was nice with good views were good. Once in Colonia del Uruguay, things just kept getting better! Once we found a bank machine and the right bus, we had a peaceful and scenic bus ride through beautiful colonia to our camp ground. The grounds are old and poorly kept, but the setting is perfect.
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