Uruguay 28 Aug - 1 Sept (Colonia, Carmello, Montevideo) September 7th 2006 Colonia - Colonia is a little town only a short ferry ride across the border from Buenos Aires (Argentina). Many people do it as a day trip and it is well worth it. It is a very picturesque little town, full of pretty streets, colonial cottages and cobbled streets. Around every corner is a picture postcard.
Not much, actually nothing, was happening at night but this was part of the charm, and ... 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