We have arrived in Colonia our last stop in Uruguay. Tomorrow we sail across the river delta to Buenos Aires. Uruguay has been a pleasant and perhaps really unexpected surprise. For one we had warm sunny days with temperatures in mid twenties, though the nights were rather cool. The roads and the drivers were absolutely great, treating us with respect, giving us plenty of space when they were passing, and being patient when needing to turn. The terrain of small undulating hills, the wind mostly benign or from behind and the vistas of cattle ranches, woodlots and agricultural produces was a daily occurrence.
The people polite and friendly, with lots of young men and women as well as families (yes four people) cruising on their mopeds and motorcycles. Colonia itself is a lovely old town set up by Portuguese in early seventeen century and the old city of cobbled stones, has several old buildings from that period. Of course the city has buildings from all periods and the place has a rather charming feel to it.
Oh and almost forgot the ice cream. Worth walking a mile or two.