We return to Buenos Aires and visit Colonia and Montevideo in Uruguay before flying up to Colombia
10.02.2012 - 14.02.2012
After a whole day on the bus from Bariloche, we're happy to be back on our feet and in Buenos Aires. We meet up with Fabiana who has grabbed our bags from Carlos's apartment (although we later discovered that a few items including M's dancing shoes and my contact lenses had fallen out of the bags and were still under the bed...) and head over to Gustavo's apartment for pizza and a night in. Gustavo is an amazing host and we chat a fair portion of the night away This visit to BA doesn't see so much tango, but more bars, clubs and some great art at MALBA - especially the exhibition of Carlos Cruz-Diez's work!
It's a short boat ride over to Colonia and well worth the trip for the stunning sunset and peaceful ambiance of the town set on the banks of the estuary. There is a quaint little lighthouse to climb and lots of beaches to chill on. Our evening meal is accompanied by some very pleasant Uruguayan wine and we are serenaded by three classical guitarists
Montevideo is a city, so not so peaceful. In fact as we walk through the old part of town down to the waterfront, a mad old man takes a dislike to us and starts throwing stones. Luckily, he's a bad shot! Down at the waterfront people are fishing and chilling as the waves crash against the sea walls. We stay for the sunset and then trundle back to our guesthouse - using the main roads this time!
And before we know it, it's time to jump on our plane to Colombia...with a brief overnight stop in BA where we catch up with Gustavo, try traditional BA pizza and then head back to the airport in the early hours...