Colonia and Montevideo July 25th 2006 I crossed the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento using the Buquebus high speed catamaran ferry. The cat crosses the water in just 55 minutes from breakwater to breakwater. For that reason many tourists visit Colonia on a day trip from Buenos Aires.
I though caught the evening cat and spent 2 nights in Colonia. It was dark when I arrived, so I asked a taxi driver to ... read more
South America » Uruguay 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
... my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,--
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
(Alfred L... full info