November 21st, 2012
We made our way to Estancia Tierra Santa after a couple of nights in Buenos Aires. Taking the ferry (Buquebus) to Colonia and then renting a car and driving nearly to Carmelo, Uruguay. Then it was back roads and a hand-drawn map...past farms, over arroyos and one-lane bridges...and finally you have arrived.
This place is a three guest room working ranch/farm that is owned by the greatest hosts. Though they are Americans from San Francisco, they spend most of the time tending to guests, the chickens, the horses and cooking great meals.
The Estancia is a great launching point for visiting the plethora of quaint towns in the region. One example is to find a vineyard and sample the remarkably fresh cuisine.
....or lounge around the grounds and catch up on your reading...
By AFAR Traveler
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