The cobbled streets of Crazy Town
Trip Start Nov 01, 2009
37Trip End Apr 04, 2010
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It was a lovely hot day and we decided to take a short boat trip across to Colonia in Uruguay - 1st Class of course darling! One hour after sitting down in our roomy, reclining seats and outside of several glasses of champagne, we were transported back to the 1920's where streets are cobbled, cars are classic (if crumpled) and everything moves at one pace - dead slow! Colonia seemed to us to be like the world used to be (or should be?!) everyone had a smile, the sun shone and families spend the day picnicing by the beach.
We spent the day bimbling, dawdling, mooching and strolling the quiet, quaint streets of the old town before settling in a small waterside restaurant for an amazing lunch of beef ribs and the biggest fish steak ever seen outside of a Jaws movie
Unfortunately, we enjoyed the day so much that when we presented ourselves back at the check in, we were told the boat had sailed already! No one told us that Uruguay was an hour ahead!!! Undeterred and bouyed by our amazing day, Corri's amazin' Spanglish skills got us booked on the next (and last) boat home 4 hours later.
So what to do? Joel revealed a master plan to travel up the coast a few miles to the remenants of a 1920's Argentinian Playboy Villa - complete with racetrack, bullring and stadium! We rented what can only be described as a dune buggy and after the squeal of tyres, plumes of dust and several handbrake turns, Corri proclaimed Joel the Mayor of Crazy Town! Finishing the day drinking Sangria watching the sunset across the bay, our missed ferry seemed like the best decision of the day! Perfect days like this don't come around too often.