A 24 Glimpse in Uruguayan Life

Trip Start Jun 14, 2005
Trip End May 12, 2006

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The morning after the concert Jules and I boarded our boat to cross the wide-open river to Colonia de Sacramento, this little colonial town with cobble-stone streets, few tourists and lots of history. Founded as smugglers port and fortress by the Portuguese it became useless after the 1777 tax reform in Argentina allowed goods to proceed directly across legally. However it still retains much of its colonial charm and although we only had a few hours to explore we loved the laid-back scene next to the water complete with a light house! From there we headed on over to the capital of Montevideo to see what it offered. Honestly, as far as landmark tourist attractions go Uruguay has none except for some beach towns, but I think the real attraction is that because of that not many tourists go and so people there are so nice to tourists and don´t rip them off!! Other than a nice dinner, a nice walk around the downtown and port and some excellent desert (check out the Chajá in the photos) Jules and I just enjoyed relaxing and catching up on those little things over the last 3 months that never made it into the emails. Unfortunately, after a relaxing 24 hours we caught a boat back to Buenos Aires clueless of the nightmare awaiting us!
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