Uruguay was a spontaneous trip that we decided to do last-minute. Being so close to Buenos Aires, we couldn’t resist a visit for at least the weekend. There are different ways to get to Montevideo over land: from the most expensive direct ferry, to the longest and cheapest bus routes. We opted to meet in the middle. Our journey started on Saturday taking the 9:30 am ferry from Buenos Aires. After 3 hours of a comfortable ride on the La Plata river we arrived at Colonia, Uruguay.
Colonia del Sacramento is a small cute town near the Plata river. Its narrow cobble stoned streets are full of trees and old colonial houses. One thing we noticed immediately was the easy pace of living compared to Buenos Aires. Keep reading!