Friday the 21st of March 2003- Day 31.
Went to Colonia. Like a airport, I had to check in at 8.00am for my 9.00 O Clock Ferry. Went through baggage check in, screening, bag screening and immigration control. I took the slower 2 h 30 m ferry for 71 which included a city tour and an english bus. I just wasn’t up to doing it solo, as I was in the Shamrock pub with Rory thee night before and I had a bit of a sore throat. Anyway the ferry left promptly and arrived in Colonia at 110.30. The bus was waiting and took us to a free lunch. You get a good discount if you are just doing a day trip, so had nice ham starter, ravioli lunch and dessert. They then took us the city tour to the bull ring, the old city etc. The Argentinean crisis has hit the town badly. Many of the residents, spenders and tourists were Argentinean but numbers have dropped and many are selling up. The streets were pretty empty and the cars old. But the town was very nice and it is an UNESCO World Heritage site. Some picture are below .
The bus collected us at 5.45 (after giving us 2 free hours at the end), and got the 6.45 ferry back to Buenos Aires. The ferry left on time and arrived early to Buenos Aires at 9.30pm. You can actually see BA from Colina. Anyway, because it was my last night in BA and it was a Friday night, myself and Rory went to the Kilkenny. Met some people we met earlier in the week. Funny town, as the place did not get busy until 2.00am. Left at 5.00am as my bus was at 12.45 and I still had to pack.