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!!!
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
Food was served. And an expensive meal it was. (Yoda I think I am.)
After lunch involved walking around the town.
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.
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.