Uruguay (Montevideo & Colonia) December 20th 2005 I took the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia and a bus from Colonia to Montevideo (Both provided by Buquebus). This taken longer than the direct ferry service to Montevideo, but was sufficiently cheaper. The journey was quite pleasant and I arrived at 'Tres Cruces' bus station late afternoon.
Unfortunately the Lonely Planet guide does not show the station, so I had to ask for directions to t ... read more
South America » Uruguay » District of Montevideo » Montevideo 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
After four years of work, it's time for a break. I hear travelling in South America is fantastic, so I'm really looking forward to it. I have a rough plan, but I'm quite flexible. I rather take it easy than try to see as much as I can.
My first stop is Buenos Aires in Argentina, where I'm planning to learn Spanish for about a month. I'm sure at times it will be awkward not being able to communicate properly with the locals, but making the effort should add to the atmosphere of being somewhere different.
I'm planning to spend another month seeing other parts of Argentina (maybe the I... full info