I'm traveling to Uruguay late this calendar year and I'm doing my trip planning. The purpose of my trip to Uruguay is to see, taste, absorb and experience Uruguay. But, just over on the other side of the Rio de la Plata sits Buenos Aires.
Should I go? What is the feasibility of doing a day trip to Buenos Aires from Colonia? Or is Buenos Aires just so overwhelmingly huge that I should do an overnight (or two) there if I am going to add it to my itinerary.
If it were not for the visa issue, and the $160 admission tax -- really really high for just a day trip in my opinion -- then a couple of days in Buenos Aires out of a two-week trip to Uruguay would be a no-brainer. But with this new, rather expensive fee targeted towards those of us from the U.S., I'm debating whether Buenos Aires would be worth it. I know I'll enjoy the Oriental side of the Rio de la Plata!
I'm posting this in the Uruguay forum because I think I will get a more objective answer than in the Argentina forum.