Chile, Argentina & Uruguay: Day 11

February 21, 2011

The next day we decided to just get lost again.  After the amount of wedding planning we had been doing, the last thing on our minds was coming up with another plan.  As we strolled through the city I was reminded by one of my favorite travel quotes that I heard for the first time when I was in South Africa,


I am like a cosmic wanderer, driven by the winds to land where they will.

The winds took me to Colonia and now I could not get enough of her.

Every corner we turned had yet another photographic opportunity, especially since the sunshine was out casting a welcoming glow on everything.

One of the game’s I like to play when I am in a new city is finding an apartment or house that I would buy if I were moving there.  Below is me in front of Colonia’s pick!

We saw a lighthouse in the distance and decided that we needed to find our way to it.  But first we had to pass through sunlit parks with blossoming bougainvillea. . .

and by more colorful homes for me to lust after. . .

and through an ancient fort whose trees beckoned to be climbed.

Finally, the lighthouse emerged and for a minimal fee we opted to climb to the top.

The view from the top was definitely the highlight of the day.  It is the highest point in this picturesque colonial township with a vast look of La Plata river.

Off in the distance the Buenos Aires skyline could be seen.  It was a gentle reminder that we would be returning to Argentina the following day.  Back to the chaos, back to the planning.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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51 thoughts on “Chile, Argentina & Uruguay: Day 11

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Awww, you always leave the loveliest comments, thanks darling! I was definitely happy that day!!! And yes, it’s a fun game to play, you should play it on your next trip.

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Haha, I was waiting for someone to say something about it being pink! I couldn’t help myself. And yes, we’ll have a house in Colonia, BsAs, Buzios…maybe Santiago!!! 😉

  2. Ceri

    So beautiful. I love that you chose the pink house. Hehehe. So very you. 😉 Goes well with your dress too!

    The music you chose goes so well with the pictures too. Such a relaxing looking place. Exactly what you need to get away from all the hecticness. 😀

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thanks love, your comment is so very thoughtful!!! Isn’t it such a relaxing looking city? Haha, yes the pink house is SO me! I’ve already decorated it in my mind.

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Awww, I’m seriously touched, thank you darling!!! And to be honest I just rolled out of bed. When I have my sunglasses on in pics that means I have no makeup on hahaha.

  3. Roxanne

    That pink house in front of which you are standing? I have just decided I need to live there. And then ride that pink train on the way to work. You get the drift. Thank you for always inspiring some dreaming!

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      What a lovely comment, thank you!!! Haha pink is such a great color, huh? I found Colonia to be full of inspiration. I’m glad it inspired you as well to dream!

  4. Kyle

    Of course you would pick the pink house, lol, SO very you!

    And the colors in all of Colonia are just so dreamy. What a beautiful little city.

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