Uruguay: Colonia del Sacramento
Through the years, Jason has been fortunate enough to keep in touch with two of his oldest childhood friends, Derek and Rob. When we started dating and Jason introduced me to both of them, it felt like being invited into another small family. A year or so later, Rob got married to a lady named Sara (also a friend from Jason's school days) with whom I've also become good friends.
This past February, the four of us went to Argentina to attend Derek's wedding to a wonderful woman, Hilma. Derek and Hilma were living in Buenos Aires at the time, and chose to get married on this incredible Estancia (country estate) outside of the city (more on that in another post). It was a gorgeous wedding for two fabulous people. But before the festivities began, Rob, Sara, Jason and I had a chance to do some sightseeing.
One of the most memorable trips we took was via ferry from B.A. to the small town of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. It was a sweltering day, but still worth it: This little hamlet is seriously loaded with charm. I became obsessed with the row homes in bright (yet quaint) colors and the cobblestone streets. Here are some highlights:
We loved Colonia del Sacramento and highly recommend it. (Just try to avoid high-summer visits, as it gets super hot here.)
What day trips have you taken? Have you ever underestimated a place, only to fall in love when you got there?