After a fabulous time in Buenos Aires, sadly, it was time to move on. A 3–hour ferry ride and we were in the small town of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay.
Colonia was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese and served as a port for smuggling contraband into Argentina. Portuguese style of houses and cobblestoned streets flanked by whitewashed buildings – need we say anymore – seemed like a trip back in time and just our cup of tea. Its historic quarter, Barrío Historico, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
We stayed for a couple of nights and managed to see plenty; numerous art galleries, restuarants, museums, a lighthouse, a convent, the old port and picked up a few stray dogs in the process. You know you’re in a special place when it’s thronged full artists or painters, or whatever they call themselves these days…
A wonderful set of pictures, the place is a photographer’s dream. There’s a great one at the end of go-carts which you can rent by the hour to tour the town – we much preferred to walk.
UNESCO World Heritage Site #32 (we think).