Uruguay travel blog by Mark Berman -
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I travelled south from Mercedes to Carmelo on Ruta 21 which took 2hrs (105kms). The bus passed through the small cities of Dolores and Palmira, it was a scenic
journey and I tried to capture this in the photos that I took along the way.
During the first hour to Dolores we passed many cattle farms with their
windmills, tractors and rows of tall trees. We stopped in Dolores for about 15mins and I had a quick look around the main plaza - Plaza Constitucion.
It's an attractive plaza with monument 'Accion de Dolores' and a cathedral on one side, there are tall palm trees and some smaller trees with magneta
colored flowers, very nice.
To and Through Palmira
Continuing out of Dolores we passed more interesting and beautiful countryside - flat and open, the yellow leaves of the
trees glistening in the sun and glowing golden hay bales laying in the fields. We arrived in Palmira as the sun was setting, the streets and houses
were draped in a captivating orange / gold color as the sun went down. Palmira has many historical buildings and houses, the trees made interesting and picturesque patterns on their facades.
I caught some of these sights with my camera as the bus quickly passed through the city without stopping. Shortly after we arrived in Carmelo
where I spent the night.