Blooming purple jacaranda flowers weave a labyrinth of wonder. Their sight and scent seeps into every moment of a day spent wandering through the picturesque town of Colonia. We gaze at faded colonial buildings by the Rio de la Plata and meander along uneven cobblestone lanes in the historic district. We watch meats being cooked over a wood fire in a special oven called a parrillero and sample a chivito sandwich that is piled high with steak, cheese, tomatoes, onions, french fries and eggs. Through it all, broad trees lean over stone walls, their branches swaying in a soft breeze and their flowers draping the world in a veil of purple.
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