The cobbled streets of Crazy Town

Trip Start Nov 01, 2009
Trip End Apr 04, 2010

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Not that we were bored with BA but we decided to take a little trip... to another country and quite possibly another time!

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! Delicious.

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.
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clarkester on

This looks divine, and makes me incredibly jealous given it is minus seven here, minus 12 in glasgow (where I'm heading tomorrow)...ho hum...x

MUM on

Think I understood most of that but parts of me have frozen solid and I think the brain is on a go slow - I could live there, just my speed I think. Sounds as though you pair are having way toooooo much fun.

Smithy on

Oh my, so jealous. Can also feel those rays from here..

Mo & Gord on

See you were true to form and were late for the ferry!!! Joel your car has approx 200mm of snow on the roof - it's really cold here - offered the sledge to Ross for Emily to have some fun but he declined what a spoil sport. Sounds like you are having a good time and no doubt all these reports of frozen wastes back here are depressing you. A brief update on the Glos front they drew with Worcs 13 all.
Looking forward to the next installment , thinking of you both. Enjoy.

mariemomo on

Hi Corri, still having lots of fun by the looks of it and looking very relaxed and so you should. what we'd give for a bit of warmth right now although the snow is a lot of fun with the little fella.

naiy on

McDowell! Happy New Year to you both, apologies not been in touch for a while, just back from a week's holiday after a rather busy christmas and new year, now about a month 'til your down under! how exciting!!!!!! Looks like South America is amazing! Have a fantastic time and I CAN'T WAIT to see you in Feb! xxxx

Annette Lee on

Yo dudes! Sounds like you are having an awesome time. I am ashamed to say that our plans of celebrating new year with you were scuppered by excessive afternoon drinking to celebrate UK new year in the irish bar and jet lag. Needless to say Lou and I then partied HARD and showed the Canadian barman that English girls are not "Nice" we can drink a mean flatliner and stay standing any day!! Have a great time guys, looking forward to more antics and pictures xx

Jane Cooksey on

Corri, I can almost smell, taste and hear the places you've been. Sooo much fun!!!

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