Uruguay

Uruguay – Colonia de Sacramento

For my escape with the missus we chose somewhere a bit more sedate (thanks Lastenia for looking after the little buggers again), and took a ferry from BA to Colonia for a two day trip. We stayed in an old hotel (the only kind of hotel there), which was bigger on atmosphere than service. In fact when I tried to get room service the receptionist took me into the kitchen to help myself 🙂 but again I prefer that any day to luxury nonsense.

On the ferry
On the ferry
I love a good crane
I love a good crane

We spent our time wandering around, eating and watching what we wanted on telly (it’s the little things). Again Colonia is not really a party town and we’re not really party people these days so we were happen to call it an early night.

Me and the missus on our Uruguay escape
Me and the missus on our Uruguay escape

For someone coming from Europe I think the attractions of Colonia are perhaps less, given that we’ve got loads of old stuff. But for Americans (North and South) I think it is a more attractive proposition.

Quaint was its middle name
Quaint was its middle name

We did hire a taxi for few hours to take us on a tour of the area and he outdid himself taking us to a farm/restaurant that did killer BBQ AND had the BIGGEST PENCIL IN THE WORLD!!!! We also visited a small vineyard, an old Plaza de Toros and a church with cool nesting birds

These must be called Builder Birds right?
These must be called Builder Birds right? (they build these nests)
My first glimpse of the sacred grape
My first glimpse of the sacred vine

Oh, and the Uruguayans were all super friendly…in fact the whole place was so much buena onda I’ve since looked into emigrating there.

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