Got a ride to Colonia del Sacramento
Leaving Montevideo in a Chinese car felt a bit unsafe. But I wanted to come here differently than with the ordinary bus. This also made it possible to stop at some places to take some more photos. A car is always more flexible and I prefer it as transportation up to a certain cost.
The old part of the city
The walk around this small part took me a long time. Not too many photos were shot, but it was amazing. No need to rush around here. Thought that I’d go out again just before sunset but a big dark cloud came towards the city on the horizon. This created a fake sunset and I didn’t have to come out later again. Yeeey, is what you say, if you’re lazy!
By the water
Down around the waterfront, there’s a nice old mill that nowadays serves as a restaurant. Food is great and it’s lovely to sit outdoors. Doing this during the sunset is a big recommendation!
South coast & Graffiti
Getting up to the top of the lighthouse sets you back 25 pesos (less than $1). From there you get a good overview over the city. Well, more like village I would say. Maybe not the best view, but for this price you really can’t complain about it!
Buses and Antigua?
Buses in this city have a special sign that makes them stand out a bit from the buses in other cities. At least to me. The buses have a sticker that says “Sol Antigua” and then there’s a sun, just like on the Antigua & Barbuda flag. Notice the resemblance?
For me, this is a total match… But you be the judge. Is there maybe some teamwork between this citys buses and Antigua?
Get over to Buenos Aires
Easiest way to get over to Buenos Aires is with boat. At the moment, there’s three different companys crossing the river between the cities. Be aware that some boats are quicker than others so double check the travel time if this is important for you. It varies between an hour and three hours. I passed over a week after high season was over and might be different compared to high season! From around $40 and up oneway with the taxes included. Booked it less than 24h before.