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Portraits from around the world || Asuncion

Portraits from around the world || Asuncion

[EN]…because any place without its people becomes boring and therefore, forgettable. [GR]…γιατί ένας τόπος χωρίς τους ανθρώπους του είναι αδιάφορος και, κατά συνέπεια, βαρετός. Filed under: Around the world on a Vespa, Paraguay, portraits Tagged:...
Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

When I think of Brasil, I think of Iguazu and the great goliath of waterfalls that is so exotic to me.  Riding east from Paraguay and into Brasil drops you nearly on the doorstep of the great cascades.  The falls themselves, and the river of the same name, lie on the...
Riding into Brazil

Riding into Brazil

There are only about 100 miles to cross to get from Walter’s place to the border with Brazil at Ciudad del Este.  Walter gives us some great ideas about places to camp and some sites we should try and get to before we move on.  So we plan to go see the...
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion, Paraguay

Our ride to Asuncion is a long one, and seems to burn through the day quickly.  Having had to deal with a hard-starting bike this morning no doubt has set the tone for the day.  We arrive in Asuncion later than we had planned, and the one-hour time difference from...
Paraguay by Motorcycle

Paraguay by Motorcycle

After crossing into Paraguay we settle into a hostel just a few miles from the border in Encarnacion. This town is home to a famous Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebration and we have only missed that by a couple of weeks. We plan on riding out to see some of the ruins...
Crossing into Paraguay

Crossing into Paraguay

We ride the 95-100 miles up to Posadas on the River Parana and park up at a large building just before the bridge that crosses to Paraguay and go inside.  But this isn’t the Immigration and Customs office for us.  This one is only for bus passengers, so we ride...

First Impressions of Bolivia

The first several days in this country have me disoriented.  I feel some familiarity with it, as if we are back in Argentina with a dimension of Paraguay.  So far all the people we have encountered have not made any deep connecting points, just a simple “hello, how...

48 Hours in Paraguay

Paraguay with funny cops, world renowned, or at least in the neighboring states.  We gut pulled over for apparently not maintaining safe distance to the trucks ahead of us, which are definitely tailgating all other drivers in front of them.  This is where the full...
Vivre le Paraguay

Vivre le Paraguay

Excitation, sudation, fascination. Ces mots résument très bien ce que nous avons vécu dans le Chaco paraguayen. Initialement partis pour quelques jours, le temps d’assister à l’évènement sportif de l’année, le Transchaco Rally 2014, c’est...
Une oeuvre remarquable

Une oeuvre remarquable

Arrivés presque au terme de notre périple sud-américain, nous nous devons d’exprimer notre admiration de l’oeuvre accomplie, et encore en action, de la Compagnie de Jésus en Amérique du Sud. Nous ne sommes de loin pas des spécialistes de la question,...