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Colonia - Uruguay

August 3rd 2008
Colonia: coastal city of clowns and golf cartsYou may ask why and we asked each other exactly the same thing. for a small sleepy town on the coast of uruguay, there are a lot of clowns milling about and lazy tourists zipping around in buggies. It has been bitterly cold over the past 2 days but we were able to layer almost everything we brought along with us to stay warm. The sun made a ... read more
South America » Uruguay » West » Colonia del Sacramento

Uruguayan Flag A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand i... ... read more
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