Part three of my South America quest (Buenos Aires and Peru being parts one and two) is finally making it online. Colonia, easily accessible via ferry from Buenos Aires, is a small little backwater town a few hours down the coast from Montevideo; seemingly plucked straight from the past – even the ‘modern’ touches seem 30-60 years old. Colonia is the oldest town in Uruguay and the historic quarter is a wonderfully serene place. We were there for 3 days in the middle of the week and rarely saw other people – especially after the sun went down. Sad, in some ways, because you could tell it was a shell of it’s former self — but what a shell it was!