Uruguay


Advertisement
Uruguay's flag
South America » Uruguay
January 23rd 2005
Published: April 17th 2010
Edit Blog Post

This content requires Flash
To view this content, JavaScript must be enabled, and you need the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player.
Download the free Flash Player now!
 Video Playlist:

1: View from the Cabo Polonio Lighthouse 33 secs

Uruguay - 25 Days





3 Dec - 11th Dec 2004




I intended to spend Christmas in Buenos Aires but was a bit early to go straight there so I decided to visit Uruguay with a friend and take the ferry across to Argentina.

On the 3rd of Dec we took the night bus from Rosario, Argentina to Rosario, Uruguay continuing straight on in the morning to Colonia del Sacramento. Colonia was a nice enough place, cute streets and buildings so we stayed a couple of nights until heading to Montevideo for another couple of days exploring. We found nice colonial buildings and statues like most capitals have.
From Montevideo my friend went home and I went to the Benidorm/Acapulco style Punta del Este, for a few days, to enjoy all tourist facilities. Whilst here I hired a bike and cycled along to Punta Ballena to see the casapueblo, an interestingly designed house of a famous Uruguayan artist.

On the 11th I took buses to Montevideo and then to Colonia in time to catch the ferry to B.Aires, the sunset was great and we arrived, jumped in a hostel and went on the lash.
Colonia del SacramentoColonia del SacramentoColonia del Sacramento

There were loads of old cars in Uruguay



5th Jan - 22 Jan 2005




After Christmas and New Year I traveled back to Uruguay, spending a week in Montevideo going out and making friends to continue North into Brazil with. From there I spent 10 days in a wooden cabin on the beach, eating soup in the simply beautiful Cabo Polonio.
Cabo Polonio sits on the tip of a moon-sliver shaped peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean, the view from the top of the lighthouse was amazing.

From Cabo Polonio we took a bus to Chuy on the border and the next day continued into Brazil.



Additional photos below
Photos: 37, Displayed: 23


Advertisement

Colonia del SacrementoColonia del Sacremento
Colonia del Sacremento

some lunch by the water
Colonia del SacramentoColonia del Sacramento
Colonia del Sacramento

Ruins of a monastery
MontevideoMontevideo
Montevideo

Modern versus Old
MontevideoMontevideo
Montevideo

My friend before she left for home
Punta del EstePunta del Este
Punta del Este

Quite touristic
Punta del EstePunta del Este
Punta del Este

It was quite modern
Punta del EstePunta del Este
Punta del Este

Locals drinking mate on the rocks
Punta del EstePunta del Este
Punta del Este

I cycled along the coast to Punta Ballena and the Casapueblo
Punta del EstePunta del Este
Punta del Este

The coast on the way to Punta Ballena
Punta del EstePunta del Este
Punta del Este

Casapueblo
The FerryThe Ferry
The Ferry

To Buenos Aires
3 Weeks in Buenos Aires3 Weeks in Buenos Aires
3 Weeks in Buenos Aires

la boca for christmas
The Ferry The Ferry
The Ferry

Back to Colonia del Sacramento then Montevideo
MontevideoMontevideo
Montevideo

The terrace of a cool hostel we lived at for a week
MontevideoMontevideo
Montevideo

A piss up with some new Friends


Tot: 0.053s; Tpl: 0.015s; cc: 9; qc: 23; dbt: 0.0093s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.2mb