Muy Bonita.

Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
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Trip End Sep 14, 2006


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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Hola desde uruguay!
Colonia del Sacramento is my new favourite place. Itīs beautiful, sunny, happy, safe, and clean. The people all seem to be in good spirits, and there is no one hassling you. This little town is bordered by the rio de la plata...which is the colour of cafe con leche, or in english: coffee with milk. There are sandy beaches, palm trees, cafes and restaurants,cobblestone streets, local buses that ride with the doors open - and no money boxes, the bus driver, or a designated worker on the bus takes your money and gives you change and a ticket. The exchange rate is amazing, so that our money goes a long way--right now we are camping for 3 days for the equivalent of $7.50 CAD each in total for all days. Colonia del sacramento would be a perfect place for a writer or artist to clear their mind...or for us to relax and enjoy the amazing atmosphere.

The ferry here was very nice, clean, and comfortable. Getting to the ferry was another story though....we decided to cut costs by taking the subway, and we did not think that monday morning might be extremely busy, a slight oversight on our part. The line to get to the booth to buy tickets was nuts, and the number of people packed onto the subway was insane. What should have been a half an hour trip ended up being 1.5 hours. But we made it. And the relaxing ferry ride was even more enjoyable after the frenzied trip there.

We are off again on thursday the 23rd to Montevideo where we will encounter the city atmosphere once more.
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elda
elda on

Rio de la Plata
Hi Jess, boy it sounds super! I am glad you have such a great impression of Uruguay. The only thing I seem to remember of the Rio de la Plata is a WWII story - a big german battleship sunk itself in the mouth of the river
as their way out was cut off. I wonder if people there still remember that? Enjoy your time there, Montevideo is supposed to be wonderful! Very much love - Nana

amberdog
amberdog on

Colonia del Sacramento
Hey Jess, I had looked up Colonia on the internet and noticed how romantically beautiful it was.....cobblestones and all. It's nice to hear that is as pretty as it looks! Enjoy the rest of your relaxing camping trip.
Lots of love from the gang :)

lemonlizard
lemonlizard on

s.am
jessica. your trip is making me very jealous especially in this time of papers and assignments. colonia del sacremento looks really nice, maybe i should head on down there to 'clear my head'. have fun bella!
love em

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