DAY 25-26: Colonia de Sacramento, Hostel Español March 26th 2011 I arrived in the afternoon after taking a 2 hour bus from Montevideo. The weather was gorgeous so I dumped my bag down and headed out to the main square and started to get my bearings. Colonia is a beautiful colonial town (suppose the clue is in the title!). It has cobbled stone streets and quaint restaurants and ice cream parlours...not much to do really except wander round, soaking up the atmosp ... 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
Me and Laura are attempting to do our last bit of backpacking before we retire.
India and South America are the chosen destinations.
Fingers crossed we'll be able to eat and sleep somewhere relatively decent on our pitiful budget!! ... full info