The cutest little town ever!

Trip Start Jul 22, 2008
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Trip End Dec 10, 2008


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El Viajero B&B

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

After getting our nightbus into Buenos Aires, we felt drops of rain at 6am and crossed our fingers and hoped that the Buquebus ferry terminal would be open and serve us a little coffee. The terminal is space-age! Great coffee and the Argentinian staple of medialunas (sweet croissants). The ferry crossing took 3 hours and took us to Uruguay. Who has ever heard of Uruguay, or even been there? All we knew was that it was a bit like Argentina, but more laid back.
Colonia de Sacramento is a great place to start in Uruguay, as it is a sleepy little town with a light-house, and the River Plate on 3 sides, never more than 5 blocks away. There are trees (and pollen!) everywhere, and the streets are charmingly cobbled.
Uruguay is a touch more expensive than its big neighbour over the river, but the food was quite exellent - with lamb ordered from the parrilla (BBQ grill), and a whole sheep turning up on our plate.
The next day we walked a little bit to an empty beach, and read our books there. The hostel had a book exchange, so we rid ourselves of the heavy Cloud Atlas, Time Travellers Wife etc and got Che Guevara's diary and some Marian Keyes for light relief...

At this point we liked Uruguay, and decided to dicth the idea of going back to into Argentina in favour of heading straight into Brazil.
We heard rumours that there is a heavier fruit to meat ratio up in Brazil, so we thought we'd head that way to get a few needed vitamins into our bodies!

 
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