During my trip to South America in September, 2002, I paid a short visit to Uruguay. I only spent a few hours there. To get there, I took the hydro foil ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia in Uruguay. The hydro foil ferry takes only about 45 min (as opposed to the regular ferry, which takes 1 ½ hours). You can go there in the morning and return in the afternoon.

Colonia is a somewhat sleepy but picturesque little town. The Colonia Historic Quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From what I could see (for instance a horse drawn cart on main street), Uruguay trails a little behind the other South American countries that I visited. But it is of course impossible to judge from just a few hours in one of the small cities.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Hydro foil ferry
Hydro foil ferry. (167k)
Lighthouse in Colonia
Lighthouse in Colonia (189k)
Cobblestone street in Colonia
Cobblestone street in Colonia (296k)
Horse-drawn cart
A horse-drawn cart on main street Colonia (284k)
Picturesque Colonia
Picturesque Colonia (227k)
Remnants of a fortress in Colonia
Remnants of a fortress in Colonia (323k)

The total number of pictures online on my website from Uruguay is 6

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