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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).

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