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Uruguay – A Year in Review

Time has flown by! I cannot believe a year has already passed since we bid farewell to Argentina and sailed into Colonia, Uruguay. That moment was bittersweet, as we knew our adventure across South America was truly coming to an end. Since our return to the States and the “real world”, things have been evolving and moving fast. A year later Manu and I sometimes long for those simpler moments when all we had to worry about was what our next destination would be. As we navigate through this peculiar time warp I wanted to take a sweet second to slow things down and remember our voyage through Uruguay in pictures.

Colonia

Welcome to Colonia, Uruguay- The next stop on our adventure
Welcome to Colonia, Uruguay- The next stop on our adventure

 

Colorful houses in Colonia
Colonia – time stood still in this sleepy town

 

Lunch in Colonia
Pizza and local brews

Gorgeous bougainvillea along cobblestone streets

Cobblestone streets in Colonia
Cobblestone streets – before the storm

 

Antique car in Colonia
More relics of the past

 

Choperia Mastra local brewery
Choperia Mastra brewery

 

Lighthouse in Colonia
Lighthouse in Colonia

 

Sun and Rain in Colonia
Somewhere between sun and clouds

 

Fishermen in Colonia at Sunset
Fishermen in Colonia at Sunset

Montevideo

Our first night in Pocitos - Watching the sunset on the beach
Our first night in Pocitos – Watching the sunset on the beach

 

Walking along Pocitos Beach at sunset
Walking along Pocitos Beach

 

Live music at a local craft fair
Live music at a local craft fair

 

Festival in Pocitos
We had a terrific time at the festival

 

Free walking tour in Montevideo
Getting to know Montevideo

 

Montevideo Plaza
Independence Square

 

Gorgeous architecture surrounding the square
Gorgeous architecture surrounding the square

 

Gate to the "new world"
Gate to the “new world”

 

Teatro Solis Montevideo
Teatro Solis

 

One of the oldest bookstores in Montevideo
One of the oldest bookstores in Montevideo

 

Plaza Matriz
Plaza Matriz- Perfect place to rest on a hot afternoon

 

Fountain in the plaza
Fountain in the plaza
Our tour guide Maria
Plaza Zabala with our awesome tour guide Maria!
Penis shaped fence
Maria pointed out the famous “penis” shaped fence

 

Port Market- Tasty lunch after our tour
Port Market- Tasty lunch after our tour

Quick Tips

  • Buquebus offers roundtrip or one-way ferry options between Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay.
  •  If you’re only visiting for the day, book your bus to Montevideo before heading to see the sites (bus station near ferry terminal).
  • Colonia is totally walkable. The walk from the ferry terminal to the old town is easy- no taxi necessary.
  • Book a free walking tour of Montevideo with this awesome bunch: Free Walking tour.
  • Once in Montevideo take a day or two and check out the Pocitos Beach area.

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