A Colonial Gem

by Tim Dawe



I’m on the rápido, a catamaran ferry skimming across the mighty mouth of the Rio de la Plata (River Plate). My destination, 60km straight across from Buenos Aires, is Uruguay’s historic town, Colonia del Sacramento.

Friends tell me it’s their top holiday destination. But what they don’t tell me, and my guidebook does, is that thousands of porteños (Buenos Aires’ residents) make this crossing each summer fleeing Buenos Aires’ humidity and baking apartments – fortunately not his early spring morning. Continue reading “A Colonial Gem”