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I am at an actual loss of words for how when people talk about traveling, they’re not yelling “GO TO URUGUAY!” Uruguay has been one of the most amazing countries I ahve been to – didn’t see that coming. To be honest, I came here because I thought ‘it’s just a ferry away from Buenos Aires and it will be another passport stamp!’. Honestly, that’s the only reason I am here.

Colonia

So imagine my surprise when I arrive in Colonia Del Sacramento and discover this safe little haven of preserved architecture and history. A UNESCO World Heritage site as it turns out – again, who knew? This quaint little town is the kind that just brings a peace to your heart, the perfect remedy for whatever may be ailing your mind or soul. To walk around the cobblestone streets, taking in the old buildings, the lighthouse, the sunset over the water and the shops, it’s a kind of natural peace of mind state whom so many are paying to find. Well, someone should tell them that it’s here in Colonia. Add on to this that you can explore the entire town with a rented mini-Cooper golf cart? It really doesn’t get better than that!

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When I left Colonia for Montevideo, my expectations were low, as Colonia made such an impact in such a short time that I felt a big city could not complete. And while it was definitely a different vibe, the history of Montevideo was brilliant. It has so many monuments (I’m a big monument fan!) and amazing pieces of history to walk and explore. Plus an awesome Montevideo sign. Big sign = happy tourist.

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If ever anyone is planning a trip to South America, Uruguay is definitely a must see. And if you weren’t planning a trip to South America, it’s probably time you start. For more pictures of beautiful Uruguay, check them out on my albums at ThisBlondeAbroad

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