Horse riding in Uruguay

Trip Start Jun 01, 2009
Trip End Feb 16, 2010

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hello all,

we left Montevideo and took a bus to Colonia Del Sacramento, a cute little town 200 km from Montevideo. The old centre has been decleared World Heritage by Unesco. We stayed in a nice Posada with a swimming pool! But although the skies were clear, it was aroubnd 14 degrees celsius, so not that warm at all. We just wore sweaters, but the Uruguyans looked at us like we are some freaks, as they were dressed in snowboots, very warm wintercoats, ski pants, hats and gloves...!

The old centre is quite small and you can walk around in 1 hour or so. We did this the first afternoon we arrived and in the evening we went to one of the many Parilla's to eat more Uruguay steak! The whole town was full of banners of presidential candidates as the general election in Uruguay is this Saturday. Every 5 minutes a car with huge speakers would pass, blurting a jingle for one of the many hundreds of candidates.

The next day Annemieke persuaded me to go horse riding. It was a clear blue sky again and we rode the horses through the woods and on the beach. It was quite good fun, although the horses were quite lazy. I couldn't get it to go any faster (perhaps says more about my horse riding skills). And in the evening we finished are Uruguyan experience with a nice cut of beef de Lomo.

The next morning we took the fast ferry to Buenos Aires where we are now. So next update from Argentina!


Ivo & Annemieke
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