I made a new set for Uruguay in my Flickr sets, just to set it apart.
We went on the Buquebus (water shuttle) over to Colonia today. The place is amazing. So beautiful! The tourist information booth promised us a "magical encounter" and I think this town delivered!
Old beautiful streets lined with arching trees that provide shade and a breeze provided by the ocean make Colonia a beautiful place to spend a day or a weekend and just chill out. Everything is cobble-stoned and charming and full of music and people enjoying themselves there. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
It was very hot, sea breeze notwithstanding, so we spent the day alternating between walking and stopping to enjoy the random bench that we would find in a shady or breezy spot, or a having a drink in a cafe. I had a Uruguayan beer that was delicious in the hot weather, and I normally do not like beer very much.
There are quirky cars everywhere, some which obviously have not run in ages, and dogs and cats everywhere, but somehow they seem more like citizens than strays or annoyances.
I am super tired from getting up "early" (read: 9 am), and then doing so much walking around, especially after walking around so much yesterday, but it was so worth it! I would absolutely recommend Colonia to anyone who is in the neighborhood and would very much like to go back to Uruguay at some point to see the rest of this country.