Day trip to Uruguay July 21st 2006 Buenos Aires is separated from Uruguay by the Rio De La Plata (Plate River) and ferries run from the city to Uruguay's captial Montevideo and to the historic town of Colonia Del Sacramento. I had spent quite a lot of time in big cities recently so I decided to catch the ferry to Colonia for an afternoon.
Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 and much of its Portuguese colonial architectu ... read more
South America » Uruguay » West » Colonia del Sacramento 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