This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
From downtown Buenos Aires, it is possible to get a ferry to Uruguay. It only takes about an hour. I pretty much couldn't resist seeing a new place and getting another stamp in my passport.
I took the afternoon boat from Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata and landed in Colonia at around dusk. I headed to my very cozy accommodation and looked forward to seeing the town in the morning.
Colonia del Sacramento is a historic town, it was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 in order to smuggle goods across the Rio de la Plata into Buenos Aires. It is now a UNESCO heritage site and a popular site for weekend visitors from Buenos Aires.
The next morning I set off along the cobbled streets to explore the town.
I arrived at a lighthouse that overlooked the town and climbed up the tightly winding staircase to the top.
I had some lunch and kept roaming, this time past a historic fortress, complete with cannons.
After exploring this lovely little town, I headed back to the ferry and back across the Rio de la Plata towards downtown Buenos Aires.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it.