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Cool Colonia

After the traumatic scenes in Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento was just what the doctor ordered.  Once an important town used by the Portuguese to keep tabs on the Spanish across the water in Buenos Aires, it is now a sleepy waterfront village. We arrived at about 4 in the afternoon and had covered most of the place by 6! Cobbled streets, small colourful houses and a very sweet lighthouse look out to the Rio de la Plata that separates Argentina and Uruguay. We were staying in the Albergue Espanol, a back to basics hostel 5 minutes from the old town. Our road led directly to the old city gate and wooden drawbridge and we were minutes from the water. Click here to read more…