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December 3rd 2010
Published: December 18th 2010
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Pretty sure the prime motivator for our visit to Uruguay was so my 3 amigos could make repeated Simpsonesque references to the name of the country (which they did). We were all surprised however at the beauty and charm of Colonia - not to mention the fun Wayne had burling around the streets in a golf buggy often on the wrong side of the road, going the wrong way around a round-about or the wrong way down one-way streets.
Colonia is 1 hour ferry (or 3 hours if you prefer the cheaper slower option) from Buenos Aires and is a lovely day trip. The website www.buquebus.com was a nightmare so we decided to head down to the port area and try our luck. There were no tickets left for the morning so we booked for 12.30 and wandered around the port and more of the city until departure. We enjoyed Colonia so much with its cobbled streets, empty beaches, friendly people, gorgeous cafes and historic buildings that we extended our 8pm return to midnight tickets. Needless to say we were exhausted on the return ferry but well worth it.

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