Just across the shimmering Rio Plata (Silver River) from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, lies the oft-overlooked country of Uruguay. Peaceful and green, this tiny nation of 3.3 million is influenced in all the best possible ways by its ... 

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Steps

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Tight (and one-way!) climb up the stairs at the lighthouse.

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Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

Mate!

June 2012

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Mate cups for sale at the market.

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Lamp Post

June 2012

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Typical lamp post in the historic part of Colonia.

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Beach

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View of the beach along the coast of Colonia.

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Gate

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The old entrance to the city of Colonia.

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Lamp Post

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Typical Colonia-style lamp post.

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View from Lighthouse

June 2012

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An extensive climb but we worth it. The views were spectacular!

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Market

June 2012

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Arts and crafts market.

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Lighthouse

June 2012

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Lighthouse in Colonia - definitely recommend climbing up!

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Pirate Museum

June 2012

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The Pirate Museum, just up the street from the bull ring.

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Bull Ring

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The Plaza de Toros (bull ring).

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Golf Cart

June 2012

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Golf carts are the easiest way to drive around Colonia and explore the town, beaches and main attractions. Cheap to rent and fun!

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Car

June 2012

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Old Cadillac parked on the cobblestone streets.

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Chivito

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You have to order a chivito when in Uruguay!

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Chef

June 2012

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Our Uruguayan chef!

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Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

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