Uruguay in 48 hours!

Trip Start Jul 01, 2005
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Saturday, December 3, 2005

We caught the ferry from Buenos Aires (capital of Argentina) and after 3 hours we were in Montevideo (capital of Uruguay). It was evening before we arrived and we were soon dragged into a little Italian restaurant by an over-enthusiastic waiter, even the ´we need to go to the bank´ line didn't work as he ushered Kerry into the restaurant while John went in search for an ATM. The sights and activities in Montevideo were a little limited the next day (the highlight was the crypt kept under the main square where two guards kept a watchful eye over no other tourists apart from us!) so it wasn't long before we were sat people watching with a bottle of vino blanco in the afternoon sunshine.

The next day we headed east to a small town called Colonia del Sacramento which is a small town set up by the Portuguese to smuggle goods to Buenos Aires. This was a much nicer place and has been declared a World Heritage Site. John played tour guide for the day (and for the first time as Kerry finally decided to let him have the guide book) and proceeded to take us on a wild goose chase!! After a number of wrong turns and Kerry making subtle suggestions about which way we should go next, we managed to see plenty of museums, a lighthouse, a convent, the old port and picked up a stray dog as a companion. Then, after only 48 hours in Uruguay we hopped back on a ferry and returned to Buenos Aires.
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