Guess what I did this weekend….

I went to Uruguay!

On a journey from Buenos Aires to Colonia to Montevideo to Punta del este and back to Montevideo to catch a boat back to Buenos Aires.

Going to Colonia, I finally rejoined Amelia. Not that I missed her or anything. Without her there, I got more chocolate pudding!!! Mhmmm chocolate.

We took a ferry to Colonial. It was big and had comfy seats and Amelia and I got to catch up on life and girl talk. 😉 MOTLY forever!!!

reunited with amelia
reunited with amelia
Colonia
Colonia

Colonia is a small town just an hour boat ride from Buenos Aires. Originally we had an idea to rent electric scooters or a mule (golf cart type vehicle), but we forged that in favor of walking. It was an extremely small town so there was no reason to rent a vehicle.

Trying to figure out how to get places
Trying to figure out how to get places
Entering old city
Entering old city

We came across a beach front with a stone wall leading to the edge of the water that we climbed and followed. Considering that the path was quite thin, I was carrying my hiking backpack and holding onto my dad’s my camera, I was slightly concerned about falling over, center of balance being off and everything. However I made it safe and sound even with the yellow flower in my hair that Marisa gave me. I look pretty with a yellow flower in my hair. Definitely should get s clip or something. 🙂

Brick wall
Brick wall
Just chilling
Just chilling
I just wanna go swim!!!!
I just wanna go swim!!!!
GROUP PHOTO
GROUP PHOTO
Walking near the water
Walking near the water
So close I can almost feel it
So close I can almost feel it

Walking along the edge of the water, the wind whipping my hair across my face and about and the fresh air; I felt at peace. And we got hungry but I was loath to leave the water so I convinced everyone that we should eat with a view. Sorry guys.
We sat. We ordered. We waited. We waited. And waited. Until I got fed up with waiting so I went to the edge with my camera and took some pictures, taking in the view. But I wanted needed to be closer, so I descended down to the rocks the water was hitting against.

View from the railing
View from the railing
Wider view
Wider view
Closer look
Closer look
Windy weeping willow
Windy weeping willow
Sky looks pretty cool
Sky looks pretty cool
Water splashing against the rocks
Water splashing against the rocks
Waves and splashing water
Waves and splashing water

Nearly 100 pictures later, I contented myself to observe the water, the crest of the wave, the push and the flow. I cannot describe how I felt. It was neither some amazing philosophical moment nor was it feeling at peace. I felt nothing, but I didn’t feel empty. Maybe I felt connected to nature- Shit.

Food.

But they didn’t come to collect me? Maybe they didn’t want to come down for me? I have been away for a while… or was I? Damn I should at least go back so they don’t eat my food.

Behold!

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Food was served. And an expensive meal it was. (Yoda I think I am.)

After lunch involved walking around the town.

Old building?
Old building?
Lighthouse
Lighthouse

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In the center of the old city was ruins of an old building, not rebuilt or anything. The pathway I assume was where the hallways of the building used to be. There were signs telling what they thought/knew each ruin used to be and objects they had discovered in or near the ruins.

Plaza with the ruins
Plaza with the ruins

Then before getting on the bus I got myself a package of alfajores. XD So yummy! My favorite ones so far. More chocolate than cookie and lots of Dulce de leche. Yum yum.

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