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Old 04-04-2013, 02:07 PM   #67
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Little Switzerland of South America

The ferry took us to Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest town in Uruguay, on the banks of Rio de la Plata. I followed the advice of a friend, who told me that Colonia was one of the most beautiful towns she has visited in her whole trip. And was I ever glad I did! Colonia is a gorgeous little colonial town, one of the best preserved in the whole Latin America, gaining its well deserved title as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's narrow cobblestone streets and its amazing architecture impress thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.

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Unfortunately the weather was not on our side.

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I loved these beautiful collection cars.

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This restaurant (Drugstore) had a very original idea.

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Plaza de Toros

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And me playing el toreador

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As we left Colonia the sun came out, finally! And we found ourselves riding through this amazingly beautiful and green landscape, which made us understand why Uruguay is called the "Switzerland of South America".

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We stopped for the night at some hot springs south of Salto and we pitched our tent.

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To end the night we jumped in the hot spring pools they had there.

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We were kind of sad when we left Uruguay, as we liked it a lot. But we were sure there were lots of other nice things and places waiting for us.
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