Uruguay for a day

Trip Start Feb 04, 2011
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Trip End Feb 20, 2011


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Friday, February 18, 2011

What do you do when it's pouring rain in the country you are visiting? Find a new one.

We got up early this morning in rainy Buenos Aires and jumped on a ferry and 1 hour later we were in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay (thanks for the recommendation Neal & Dani!). Colonia is a pretty cool little town with a lot of interesting history. It changed hands between Portugal and Spain 9 times in the century before Uruguay finally gained independence, and all of that fighting makes for some good history. And, the prices there are even better than the already low-low prices in Argentina. Our private 1 hour walking tour with an English-speaking guide cost $8 each.

In Uruguay, Stephanie found one of her favorite spots of the trip: the bathroom in the Colonia ferry terminal. She says there were 2 women working in the bathroom, one to immediately clean the stalls after each use, and one to keep the sinks shiny. She wanted to take a picture, but...it's still a bathroom...that would be weird.

After our tour, we stopped at a very cool little street-side restaurant for lunch and then rented a golf cart to really get around town. We toured the entire city in about an hour, leaving plenty of time to walk around the old town and stop for a glass of wine by the beach before catching the evening ferry back to Argentina. It was a pretty relaxed and fun day.

Needless to say, our adventure is winding down (we haven't climbed a mountain, trekked on a glacier, or walked with penguins in days). We really have gone all out on this trip and we are quickly approaching our return to the States. But we do have a little bit of energy left, and tonight we are off to a Tango show...very excited for that. We are going ahead and posting our blog now, since it doesn't start until around 10:00, we think it goes pretty late, and drinks are included. So for proper censorship, we'll go ahead and sign off for the day :)
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