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Report (Permission Visit) Lighthouse and Plaza de Toros. Colonia, Uruguay - March 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by ofthesohoriots, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. ofthesohoriots

    ofthesohoriots 28DL Full Member
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    Spent a few days in Uruguay, and while I focused more time on sunbathing, swimming and playing with friendly dogs on the beach than urban exploring, I thought I'd post up a few places I did see.

    The lighthouse in Colonia del Sacramento was built in 1857, and is still operating.
    I paid a small fee to get in, and climbed a little higher than I should have when there was no one around.


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    Driving the most ridiculous hire "car", I was pedal to the metal nearing about 30MPH, trying to save money for other things.


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    I got this thing out on a 90KPH road at one point, to the amusement, bafflement, and horror of other road users in their real vehicles. Looked at a few masts to climb, but they all started on the roof of occupied buildings, and I got caught straight away on the one I did attempt. Then I found this unused bull ring:


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    Access was simple enough, hop the fence and walk right in.

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    Ideally there would be at least one crane or mast climb to add here, considering how many I saw out there, plus some better photos of where I did go.. - but heh, this is what I got! :)
     

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  2. steveekay

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    very interesting, what you doing in uruguay? nothing to do with a certain law change concerning a certain plant eh? hehe

    when hiring a car i must remember to avoid the 'kawasaki viaggio'
     
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    Haha.. holiday - I wish I could say exploring, but this really was about as good as I found. All buildings I looked at that seemed likely to be abandoned - turned out to be inhabited!
    I'm a big fan of José Mujica, he had one crazy life, including two of his years in prison spent living down a well!! The thought of plants did cross my mind, but I was only in Uruguay for a few days - I had popped over from Buenos Aires, as I recently spent two weeks based there, having a little look around that area of Argentina, with the odd trip a little further afield.

    If you're a fan of friendly people, nice weather, ridiculously beautiful women, and infectious street carnivals every day, I would highly recommend Buenos Aires.
    I hate all of those things though, so I had a horrible time.. ;)

    - and yes, invest in an actual car if you're hiring!!
     
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