Our first stop in Uruguay was a sleepy little town called Colonia del
Sacramento which is renound for its historic centre. The easiest way to
cross from Argentina to Uruguay was by getting a ferry across the Rio
de la Plata which only took about an hour.
we had one of the best meals of the trip in this cool little
restaurant. We were the only people there, the chef was just hanging
around outside when we walked by and were lured in by the music and all
the antique knick-knacks. The chef was really friendly even though we
found it almost impossible to understand Uruguayan Spanish, and he
offered to split all the courses between us so we could taste everything
that he made freshly for us, including the pasta. There were only five
tables in the restaurant, three inside and two outside, everything was
served in matching antique dishes from an old sideboard.