Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Colonia Del Sacramento

Since we put Rho back on a plane just a day after her 10 hour flight down here we chose to have a more low-key weekend before putting her back on a plane for another 10 hours home.

We decided to add another stamp to her passport and headed to Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay. From Buenos Aires it is actually just across the Rio del la Plata. Although this happens to be the widest river in the world, it is only an hour ride on the fast ferry.

The old town of Colonia was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is filled with cobblestone stone streets and ridiculously quaint old buildings.

We took a tour on Saturday afternoon, had a very late lunch and did some shopping. Sunday was pretty much a repeat except without the tour. It was a very relaxing weekend where we pretty much just walked around, ate good food and drank the local brew. By the way if you see Mastra in the US you need to purchase it immediately and save me some!

After Rhonda and I toured all over Buenos Aires during the week it was a welcome respite from the hustle bustle of the city.

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