March 29, 2008 GMT
DAY 50 - Last Night of the Journey

"WE TRAVEL JUST TO TRAVEL". Ernesto Che Guevara

A long day:
I left at dawn and arrived at Resistencia at dusk, more than 850 kms later. From Salta I had to return to General Quemes, i missed the roundabout which I was meant to turn right at and thereofre lost time on useless kms. I, finally took the correct road, the police stopped me yesterday and today twice, I showed them my license and they let me go on. The farmers have closed the highways, picketing about problems with taxes, the first time i was refused passage and had to wait one hour the other times i went through them, they shouted at me but i ignored them, didn't even look at them, went through the tyres they were burning and followed on with my trip. Today I encountered it all dogs, goats, horses, thousands of grasshoppers, detours onto dirt and stone tracks, llamas and flocks of birds which on several occasions made me duck as I thought they were heading straight onto the windshield. Entering Resistance I saw a hotel with the entrance surrounded by trees, followed into the centre of town, but I didn't find anything and returned thinking that the hotel at the entrance was a good one but it was a lover's joint. Nevertheless I stayed it had air con and the bike is right next to the room. I closed the curtains, brought all my bags in, I hope this night will be the last of the journey, nothing special on today's route.
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Un dia largo
Salí amaneciendo, llegue a Resistencia atardeciendo, mas de 850 kms, de Salta tuve que regresar a General Quemes, me pase la rotonda que tenia que torcer para la derecha y perdí varios kms., tome el camino correcto, la policía me paro ayer y hoy dos veces,les mostré la licencia y me dejaron ir.Los agricultores cerraron las carreteras, piquetes, por problemas de impuestos,la primera vez no me dejaron pasar y tuve que esperar una hora los otros pase entre ellos, me dieron unos gritos y cero bola, ni los mire y pase entre las gomas que estaban quemando, seguí viaje. En este tramo me encontré con todo perros, chivitos, caballos miles de langostas, desvíos a tierra y piedras, bandadas de pájaros tenia que bajar la cabeza pensando que se iban a estrellar en el parabrisas.
Entrando en Resistencia vi. un hotel con la entrada llena de árboles, seguí a la ciudad no encontré nada y regrese pensando que era un buen hotel y era un mueble, igual con aire y la moto pegada al cuarto, cerré la cortina, baje las cosas, espero sea la ultima noche de este viaje,nada especial en la ruta.

Posted by Hugo Albini at March 29, 2008 08:02 AM GMT

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