Published: August 6th 2007June 12th 2007
We travelled to Colonia del Sacremento in Uruguay by ferry from the port in B.A. It only took an hour and we were in a town listed as national heritage. It is small, quiet and beautiful here! The cobbled old streets, cool old houses... really cute...... but not that much to do here besides walk around taking photos for a day.... and our hostel is really cold..... and there is a guy staying here that is really annoying!!! So we´re off to Montevideo!
I´ve joined the story of these two cities together as we flew through them! Montevideo was pouring with rain when we arrived and was pouring with rain the day we left!! So we were glad we had a room in a cheap hotel that had a heater and cable tv!! During the day we had there that was sunny..... we walked our way through the old city...... went to the market building full of restaurants with their bbq grills..... went to plaza independencia and the underground memorial (i even made one of the statue like guards crack a giggle and the other did a sneaky wave, saying chau as i called out goodbye to them after everyone
else had eft!)...... walked along the beach..... and ate aus$0.50 empanadas for dinner (they were so good!).
Went to Carmelo for a night on the way back to Argentina. The Lonely Planet said there was an ínteresting´crossing through the parana delta.... well.... i´m sure it would have been great if the ferry didn´t leave at 4am! We did the 2.5hr border crossing in the dark, with me struggling to see anything but shadows outside my window!!!
So... back in Argentina..... after the ferry, we caught the train from Tigre to B.A. and then a bus for about 5hrs to Rosario (the birth place of Che)!
There are more photos below