Buenos Aires, Argentina to Montevideo, Uruguay by Colonial Ferry and Bus

Saying “Goodbye” to Buneos Aires
Waiting outside the check in at the port. Paid: $151.19 for three, no cost for dog but is on the reservation.

Because port customs (vehicles arrived 13/10/2022, today is 10/28/2022) has been a very long process with the vehicles in Buenos Aires, we are splitting up today. Three to Uruguay to start the Workaway with Victoria and Mike to stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina to jump customs hoops. Our plan to get the vehicles to Uruguay will evolve after the vehicles are released to Mike.

The Port of linea Colonial Ferry: https://www.directferries.com/buenos_aires_colonia_del_sacramento_ferry.htm?&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQjw–2aBhD5ARIsALiRlwCjr5es54VFc9YL9VhCEPQHMqzte93OG0qdqzJaYttESKdkqfpe8FIaAhH5EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
We are EARLY! Our bags went through X-ray, we presented our tickets and passports to Argentinan customs then Uruguayan customs. Customs didn’t ask for papers or charge for our dog. There must be more checks on the other side? Spoiler, yes, there is.
Colonial schedule for today, 28/10/2022.
Waiting room at 7:52 for the ferry after customs for 8:30 am ferry.
Lots of space for the dog kennel and all the bags near free for all seating on ferry.
On deck with Gypsy
Walking towards customs on the Uruguay side
Customs officer swiped to check Gypsy’s chip, took our original Colombian Certificado de Salidad (we took photos of the QR code and papers). No fees, Gypsy entered Uruguay
Now, the bus ride, glad we brought the kennel! 2 hours to Montevideo by bus. She is not allowed in the passenger area. Not a happy dog as we walked away.
Lots of farmland, forests, family compounds along the road. From the bus, Uruguay looks like a tropical Montana. Wheat, sheep, cattle, family restaurants, churches, land and houses for sale, BIG open spaces. It’s good weather today, sunny, spring temperatures. Uruguay looks to be thriving at least from the view of this well kept coastal road.
View from the bus, every once in a while you can see the bay.

Next, posts from Montevideo!

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