Saturday, 29 September 2007

Day Trip to Uruguay

A short hop across the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires is beautiful old Uruguan town called Colonia. I say short hop across the river, but the river is about 40 miles wide !! You can just see the other side from the top of sky scrapers, but otherwise, you´d think it was open sea.

We got there in the early afternoon, so spent a couple of hours wondering around the cobbled streets amongst lovely old buildings. Very pretty and no Doncaster over here. Possibly the nicest aspect of the place was that there was virtually no traffic, so it had a peaceful air to it compared to the noise and bustle of Buenos Aires. What cars there were, tended to be very old classic ones, so this kept Mariano pleased..

The photo above is of us stuffing our faces again. Have a look at the two old cars. The closest one to the camera has a large shrubbery growing in it, and the one next to the restaurant has been fitted with a table and chairs for special romantic back seat dining.