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Hola Colonia!

By Katrina Bennett '16 on May 30, 2013

Yesterday, we embarked on yet another adventure; this time to an entirely new country! We went to the city of Colonia Uruguay. This city, located on the Rio Plata seems as though it would be a beautiful and touristy beach location during the warmer summer months. While in Colonia, we experienced the use of yet another currency, the Uruguayian peso, which had an exchange rate of 20 to 1 with the dollar, making it quite confusing to gage whether or not what we were buying at first. We enjoyed a delicious lunch, and I was more than happy, being a pesxetarian, that I got to have some delicious coastal fish. After, we spent most of the day exploring the older parts of the island, climbing the lighthouse, and just enjoying the view. A few of the members of our group even went for an almost winter swim, which was well photographed by some curious natives. Overall, the day was a huge success and very relaxing and I have my Uruguay flag that I purchased to document my adventure to yet another country!

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