Across the River to Colonia
Colonia del Sacramento Travel Blog› entry 60 of 84 › view all entries
May 8th, 2008 – by: AndySD
It was off-season so the town was pretty much empty and very quiet. It was very pretty with the cobblestone streets lined with tall trees and the historic buildings of the old district on either side. The water front area was covered with lush vegetation and some colorful flowers.
Walking around at night was like walking in a ghost town. Half of the restaurants were closed and the other half that were open were almost completely empty. I passed maybe a handful of people on the streets but otherwise it was still and silent, almost a bit too quiet if it weren´t such a safe and touristy neighborhood. The lighting at night was not quite as I expected but it was still pretty, although the lack of anything to do helped me to decide on leaving to Montevideo the next morning rather than staying another day as I had previously planned. Perhaps in high season the town is much busier but in the off-season I enjoyed its tranquil atmosphere and empty streets, definitely a drastic change from Buenos Aires.
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