visiting Colonia, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, is renowned for its historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. …

The city was developed on a peninsula that protrudes into the Río de la Plata. The 16 hectare “Barrio Histórico”, or Portuguese Old City, was enclosed by a fortification wall …

It is a popular tourist attraction for visitors from Buenos Aires, and there is frequent ferry service across the Río de la Plata between the two cities, with fast ferries completing the journey in just 50 minutes. …

This was my first visit to Uruguay. It’s far more stable and peaceful than Argentina.

I took in the sunset with some tinto.

I’d read that in Uruguay people applaud sunset. There was a smattering.

A crazy lady at my hostel took me out to the local version of Carnival. I sat about an hour on cobblestones, enjoying the show.

I finally ducked out. Back to the old quarter for some quiet. And PIZZA. 😀

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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