Cruising in Colonia... January 5th 2012 <pre style="white-space: normal; color: #2a2a2a; font-size: 13px;">What a difference a ferry ride makes! Having left the hectic pollution filled streets of buenos aires behind us we boarded the ferry and crossed the rio de la plata, to be greeted by the tranquil cobblestone streets of Colonia de Sacramento.
This was another place on our unesco world heritage site list to be crossed off 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