Our final destination in Uruguay was the city of Colonia del Sacramento (referred to by locals simply as “Colonia”). We were offered a ride, so we packed our gear, hopped aboard El Capitán’s auto and took the scenic route up the coast. Geography Colonia sits upon a peninsula on the Rio de la Plata, 180 kilometers…
For Part I of our (mis)adventure into Uruguay’s rural interior, click here. As a refresher, we are now heading South — first back to Montevideo, then to Argentina. Our goal: make it to Ushuaia before winter!
We now have a game plan: get to Ushuaia (aka the end of the earth) before winter. But first, we needed to get back to Montevideo.
When we left you, we had failed to cross Laguna Rocha and settled down to camp in the yard of some hombres, cocks, and hounds. The Next Morning… We awoke at 6am to a cock-a-doodle-doo. This gave us an early start.
How we ignored an omen and then things got weird. Uruguayo style.
A Note from the Authors: This post is a little different than the rest… At the date of this writing, we are holed up at a hostel in Ushuaia and at the very end of our Uruguay to Ushuaia tour.
We’ve been on the road for about a week now.
After postponing our departure twice (the first time due to Montevideo’s awesomeness and the second due to stormy weather), tomorrow morning we are loading up our steeds and heading east.
To really experience a new culture, one must go outside of his/her comfort zone, try new things, take a walk in someone else’s shoes (or take a bite with someone else’s fork ?).