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    Charming Colonia

    January 25, 2020 in Uruguay ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Well after nearly two months in Argentina, we finally said goodbye for now. Man did we love Buenos Aires and it was sad to leave.

    But it is still nice to continue exploring new places so off to Uruguay we went! We spent our first night in the charming historic town of Colonia del Sacramento, just an hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires.

    This World Heritage site founded in 1680 is quite small; you can walk around nearly all the cobblestone streets and beachfront paths in just an hour or two. Even though it is very much a tourist town, I was still smitten by the cute restaurants overlooking the water, people playing the accordion on the sidewalk, and quiet, slow way of life for the locals here.

    We stayed at the best BnB owned by a extremely friendly and welcoming Brazilian who has called Colonia home for 14 years. He has created an eclectic space filled with antiques and artwork he’s collected. It was funky and charming, and had a wonderful rooftop to watch the beautiful sunset over a game of cards.

    One great evening.
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