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Uruguay first stop Colonia 

After a couple days in Uruguay it is quickly becoming our favourite country of this trip after Bolivia.


First impressions are important and after arriving at the port in Colonia from Buenos Aires it was just a short walk though the clean leafy roads to the hostel. We stayed at Hostel Sur which was run by a very friendly Uruguayan man who welcomed us. He was very helpful and told us what we should not miss. The hostel was very friendly and had a warm fire going. The town felt safe, the people friendly and was pleasant to walk around. Being in this sleepy town after walking some of the shadier streets of Buenos Aires was a welcome change.


The guy running the hostel recommended we head down to the old town and make sure we watch the sun set.
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We also had to check the view from the light house.


The port town had once been the place of a battle between the British, Spanish and Portuguese. With the wreck of a British ship 150m from the coast. The influence of the different countries can be seen in the architecture.


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In many ways this sleepy town reminded me of a seaside town back home. This and the laid back attitude of the locals made it a great place to visit.

The costal (river side) walk was great and if you enjoy running there are some great trails to follow.

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