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Changing Impressions Of Montevideo

Playa Pocitos on a sunday, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America

Playa Pocitos on a sunday, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America

It was only on the second day that we discovered the real gems of this city when we took the bus all the way through the city to Playa Pocitos. This beach can easily compete with most beaches in Rio de Janeiro like the world famous Copacabana, except that it is less crowded. It has very shallow waters for a about a hundred meters, ideal for families.

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Surprised By Montevideo

City Center of Montevideo, Uruguay

City Center of Montevideo, Uruguay

On Saturday morning, after two days in Colonia, we moved on to Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. This meant riding through the vast Pampa plains for about 2.5 hours, nothing to see but grazing cows. Continue Reading →

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Colonia “Maravellosa”

 

Truly colonial as its name suggests with abundant vegetation and a Mediterranean flair ... The tranquil and shady cobblestone streets underline the romantic ambiance - Old Colonial City of Colonia, Uruguay

Truly colonial as its name suggests with abundant vegetation and a Mediterranean flair … The tranquil and shady cobblestone streets underline the romantic ambiance – Old Colonial City of Colonia, Uruguay

Our short excursion to Uruguay over the weekend was so spontaneous that we had very little information, except half a page in our travel guide. What a great surprise when we discovered that the city’s “Barrio Viejo” is one of the most charming places we have been in Latin America so far! Truly colonial as its name suggests with abundant vegetation and a Mediterranean flair … Continue Reading →

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Crossing Into Uruguay

Besides its quaint ambiance, Colonia is also known for its incredible sunsets, which are best watched from the promenade on the city's most southern tip - Colonia, Uruguay

Besides its quaint ambiance, Colonia is also known for its incredible sunsets, which are best watched from the promenade on the city’s most southern tip – Colonia, Uruguay

Since our home base in Buenos Aires, the Borges Hostel, was booked over the weekend, we decided to cross the Rio de la Plata and visit Colonia and Montevideo in Uruguay, before returning to Buenos Aires. This little excursion was very badly planned! As a result, we wasted a whole afternoon, because we missed the 3 o’clock boat … Unfortunately, we had never bothered looking at the map and thus did not realize that the bus station El Retiro in Buenos Aires, where we arrived from Rosario, was only one kilometer from the Buquebus terminal, where the ferry leaves for Colonia. Continue Reading →

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