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Buenos Aires & Colonia Uruguay

Location: Colonia, Uruguay

Some early pics of BA and Colonia which is a heritage-listed town in Uruguay, kind of like a Latin American Sovereign Hill (Melbourne folk will understand this)

Took this shot to illustrate how big a deal Evita's grave is. Pity because the rest of the cemetery is quite nice looking. This was our first full day in BA and I don't think we appreciated this much because we were still getting over Antarctica.

Recoleta Cemetery which is famous for being the burial place of Evita Peron.

Typical street scene.

Siesta time in BA.

Ave 9 Julio (I think). Anyway its the widest city street in the world (9 lanes). FYI the Subte is their underground train system

Avenida Florida which is one of the biggest street malls in the city. Unfortunately some elements of American culture have already impacted on the place.

Just for a laugh we participated in one of those touristy walking tours. The best part was the accent of the tour guide - she ennunciated ehhveeerrryy woooorddd and seeeellllaaaaablllllee. Entertaining anyway.

Kerryn having a fantastic ice cream in Colonia. Sweet and sleepy little town which heritage listed by Unesco

Me standing in some typical Colonia street.

Some random old guy.

Very cute use of an old car.

Another Colonia street. For Kerryn and I we will also remember Colonia as the home of the world's worst ravioli. And to add insult to our hungry stomachs, I ordered a potato salad which had a "mayonnaise dressing". When the salad appeared it was a bowl of freshly boiled potatos. When I asked for the dressing, the waitress gave me a sachet of packaged mayonaise! People were nice enough - they just had no idea how to eat. Beers were good though.



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Recoleta Cemetery which is famous for being the burial place of Evita Peron.

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Took this shot to illustrate how big a deal Evita's grave is. Pity because the rest of the cemetery is quite nice looking. This was our first full day in BA and I don't think we appreciated this much because we were still getting over Antarctica.

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Siesta time in BA.

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Typical street scene.

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Avenida Florida which is one of the biggest street malls in the city. Unfortunately some elements of American culture have already impacted on the place.

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Ave 9 Julio (I think). Anyway its the widest city street in the world (9 lanes). FYI the Subte is their underground train system

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Kerryn having a fantastic ice cream in Colonia. Sweet and sleepy little town which heritage listed by Unesco

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Just for a laugh we participated in one of those touristy walking tours. The best part was the accent of the tour guide - she ennunciated ehhveeerrryy woooorddd and seeeellllaaaaablllllee. Entertaining anyway.

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Some random old guy.

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Me standing in some typical Colonia street.

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Another Colonia street. For Kerryn and I we will also remember Colonia as the home of the world's worst ravioli. And to add insult to our hungry stomachs, I ordered a potato salad which had a "mayonnaise dressing". When the salad appeared it was a bowl of freshly boiled potatos. When I asked for the dressing, the waitress gave me a sachet of packaged mayonaise! People were nice enough - they just had no idea how to eat. Beers were good though.

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Very cute use of an old car.