Cool old Colonia

Trip Start Aug 12, 2010
Trip End Aug 11, 2011

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Friday, August 27, 2010

We got the bus from Montevideo to Colonia. Unfortunately we managed to buy tickets for the 3 hour, "stop at every crossroad" bus instead of the 2 hour direct bus. A hundred people must have hopped on and off the bus along the way. Maureen slept like a baby as usual. Once the bus starts moving she's konked.

Colonia is an old Portugese colonial town, that was used as a base to smuggle British goods across the Rio de la Plata into the Spanish Colonies. Today it has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, because of its well preserved colonial buildings and streets. A really beautiful spot.

We didn’t have much time in Colonia so we decided to hire a car for a few hours (it was more a buggy really), to drive along the coast and check out the rest of the town. The buggy looked the part alright but she didn’t have much welly. Had a good day though.

Next stop Buenos Aires!
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