Three Days Away from Buenos Aires
Trip Start Jul 10, 2007
46Trip End Mar 11, 2008
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Luckily for us, we recovered our land legs quickly; nothing like a swerving taxi ride to our digs to help the matter. Colonia turned out to be a very pleasant three day sojourn away from the big city
I ate the best beef of our trip at the Blanco and Negro restaurant. Could have sliced it with a spoon...and the sauce!!!! Everywhere we went, people were sipping on "Mate"; the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. It is a very strong infusion of yerba mate (tea leaves) and water. It is served in a hollow calabash gourd. The straw is a bombilla traditionally made of silver. It takes time to acquire the taste for this drink and you get quite a buzz from the caffeine.
In Colonia, the weather cooperated, the locals were very friendly and it was a safe little haven where we could relax and not always worry about safety issues.