Buenos Aires. Colonia is the oldest town in Uruguay, settled by the Portuguese. It is also World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. The streets are tree lined, the houses are Spanish/Portuguese colonial, and the pace is tranquil compared to Buenos Aires. The houses along the river have a Mediterranean feel. There is an "arts" district and a lively commercial district.
Buenos Aires across the river.
A "dining" Car?
I was able to trade a "gorra" with the local Sargento! At the Comisaria de la Policia. The summer hats just came in!
I realized that on my next trip to South America I need to spend more time in Uruguay and explore Montevideo and Punta del Este. I really enjoyed the people and the feel of the country!
Urugauy, another country with a "smiling" sun on its flag!
There is also an Olympic size public pool in Colonia. As soon as I discovered this, I realized I could spend some serious time here!