Exceptionally Pleasant Colonia

No one opened up the campsite the next day, so we parked the bus in one of the town’s plazas and spent much of the day enjoying Colonia.

It was charming and quaint – everything you see pictured here. It was the ideal place for us after hectic Buenos Aires. There are lots of visitors here – mostly day trippers from BA. The prices are high, and quoted in UR pesos, Argentina pesos and US dollars.

The town is an old Portuguese smuggling port established to interfere with shipping to Buenos Aires. It’s only 5 kilometers away by water.  Bode still seems enamored with old cannons and fort walls. Someone mentioned that it reminded them of St. Petersburg, Florida, and I can see that. Except everyone here is drinking mate. All day.

 

4 thoughts on “Exceptionally Pleasant Colonia

  • May 18, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    allways is good to read news from you guys, we will miss you here in Chile.
    keep safe!

  • May 18, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    They must be hauling a good size trailer with that Bug . . . check out the size of the electrical plug. A true bumper pull . . . yikes!

  • May 19, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    Talked to your mom right before she was leaving for the airport! Have fun! We drink mate as well, suppose to be good for you!

  • May 20, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    bob – I’ve seen them on tiny little fiats down here too. Never seen one in use, though…

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