Fred here. Uruguay is a country we felt we had to visit given its proximity to Buenos Aires. Just across the Rio de la Plata from BA sits an extremely charming town called Colonia del Sacramento, or Colonia for short. A high speed ferry gets you there in just over an hour. A few short blocks from the port is the old city of Colonia, Barrio Historico. Entering the walls of the old city through a giant stone gate, you instantly sense something very unique about this place. A maze of cobblestone takes you through beautiful old buildings dating back to the 17th century when the Portuguese founded the town. The buildings in many cases are these really beautiful bright colors that time and…