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Published: March 12th 2009
I chose the slow ferry that took three hours to get from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay. It was the easiest border crossing so far.
I made it...one more thing off my bucket list. I took the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay. The weather is humid, with thundershowers; I think there is a tropical storm passing by.
Colonia is a wonderful historic town. Uruguay is a mixture of Switzerland and Bermuda, I think, with a dash of Italian culture mixed in. Cars do not honk!! and they stop for pedestrians! I have met more Canadians here than any other part of South America that I visited. I think Uruguay is laid-back like Canada, with more of a European twist, and tropical weather. Many people are driving on mopeds with no helmuts. The cars are mainly from Europe. The pace of life is gentle.
The only complaint so far is the very, very slow computers that do not let you upload photos from camera. I have to go to photography store to have them take pictures from my memory card and put them on the flashdrive and then I can slowly, very slowly upload the photos. There won´t be many pictures on my blogs until I find a decent internet computer....maybe in Montevideo (capital city).
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