Round the world in 90 days!

Travel time: December 2006 - March 2007  |  by Carolina Martinez

Curly and Lina VS The World: Uruguay - Colonia

Colonia del Sacramento is only a 50 minute ferry ride across the River Plate from Buenos Aires. The old part of town is a gorgeous old cobbled-street Portuguese fortress which is UNESCO heritage listed. It bears the scars of many battles as the town was fought over by the Portuguese, Brazillinas, Guarani (native indians) and of course, the spanish who ended up with the place.

Having a beer to celebrate not being in Rosario any more

Having a beer to celebrate not being in Rosario any more

Nothing like a reclining pose on some ruins

Nothing like a reclining pose on some ruins

Curly on top of the lighthouse looking whistfully back at Buenos Aires

Curly on top of the lighthouse looking whistfully back at Buenos Aires

Curly in a hole

Curly in a hole

Fortress gate

Fortress gate

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Incredibly attractive girl on canon at sunset

I call this piece:
Incredibly attractive girl on canon at sunset

Beautiful sunsets if you can stand being near the river long enough to take photos.  The mosquitoes were really terrible.

Beautiful sunsets if you can stand being near the river long enough to take photos. The mosquitoes were really terrible.

On our second day there we hired a buggy to do a bit of exploring. We were originally hoping to find a patch of river that we could go swimming in but the river was still gross when you got close to it and the mosiquitoes were a killer.

Kelli in the raptor

Kelli in the raptor

Soooooo, since it was hot and the mosquitoes were bad and we are girls and we REALLY wanted a swim, we found The Sheraton and asked if we could use their facilities. We ended up getting talked into the day package which offers lunch, 1 hour worth of massage treatments and full use of the indoor, outdoor pool and spa facilities. Ummmmm, very naughty but we couldn´t resist.

Curls loves a robe

Curls loves a robe

Ahhhhh, that´s better!

Ahhhhh, that´s better!

pool was great!

pool was great!

Us feeling refreshed and relaxed.  What a great day!

Us feeling refreshed and relaxed. What a great day!

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The trip
 
Description:
Julius and Carolina's dash around the globe. Let's see who will cross the finish line first . . .
Details:
Start of journey: Dec 10, 2006
Duration: 13 weeks
End of journey: Mar 07, 2007
Travelled countries: Thailand
Denmark
Spain
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Uruguay
The Author
 
Carolina Martinez is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 14 years.
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