Fray Bentos is two hours away

Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
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Monday, January 29, 2007

But we didnt go to the famous, but now unused meat packing factory. Instead we caught a rather nice ferry from Buenos Aires across the River Plate, and went for a wander around the old town.

We had no hostel booked, so went with the first person to approach us at near the port. Hostel El Espaņa, only 3GBP per night - cheapest we`ve had in almost 5 months (bar our stay at Hotel Rick and Susie!) This place was much more rustic than what we`re used to, with rooms around a main courtyard and toilets of an Asian standard. As such they dont speak English, but it is all rather charming, much like Colonia itself.

The town was the scene of conflict between the Spaniards and Portuguese, it has a really nice old town with very haphazard cobbled roads, accompanied by hundreds of butterflies passing through. We wandered around, soaking up the afternoon sun, looking at the old cars and mopeds with pedals. Was a very realaxed place to spend our 3/4 of a year celebration.

We went out for a meal with a guy from Windsor, he talked about work a lot. This made me feel queasy. Rat just wanted to sleep. And sleep we did.
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