November 19, 2013 GMT
i wont be sending postcards from paraguay

i left igauzu on sunday morning headed for brasil crossing the boarder did not take to long once in brasil headed to paraguay that boarder was over the top as its a duty free sone took for ever from there up to asuncion good road i made good time from asuncion i needed route 9 no signs on the way i got well and truely lost took me an hour to find the right road after vill hays i thought i would do 1 more hour big mistake for the next 170 miles nothing and the road got prity rough no fuel i did manage to buy 5 2 lt water bottles full of fuel from a road side shack which got me to pozo colirado found a hostel there a nice lady ran it clean sheets and the cock roches were frenidly foot in the bodega shit any way next morning heading north
my map said route 9 was tarmac all the way it was not the road was a night mare
much worest than routa 40 in argentina 4 foo deep potholes in some places sand hafe way up my wheels this went on for 80 miles then it improved i stoped of just befor you turn left for the boarder 60 mile up that road to get water and a bite to eat
the man said there was fuel at the boarder so off i went once i got to the boarder no fuel and time for the boarder guards to shake me down they said my paperwork was not in order and i had to go back to my crossing point 750 miles back but if i gave them 100 dollors us they would let me through after a while i got it down to 30 dollors the bolivian border guard was ok it did my bike paper work stamped my passport and sent me on my way 10 k down the road the army post did the same and told me 50 k down the road at a place called ibbo i would have to do imigation
what an arshole this guy was i did not realise that the paraguay border guards had not stamped my passport when they took it in there office he said i had to go back i said i cant i have no fuel so this went on for an hour him swearing at me in spanish
in the end he gave up stamped me through and told me to go i did i went looking for fuel nothing doing then a young lad came and asked if he could help after1 hour he came back with 5 lts of fuel that should get me to villa montes so off i go then the army check point they made me unload the bike to and went through the lot then said i could repack and go by now its geting dark the road was fine for the 1st 20 k then it stoped and had a bund built across it to side tracks left and right with no signs
in the end i road up the bund down the otherside a gravel road leading through the jungle in the dark for the next 50 k i just hope this was the right way after an hour a small motor bike was comeing the other way he confirmed i was on the right track
again shit road towards the end i did drop the bike in deep sand i then had to unload it to be able to pick it up bad day at the office i got into villa montes about 9 nackerd fueled up and asked the girl there where a hotel was she sent me to the iguazu hotel what a great hotel lovely 21 dollors a night there i met 2 guys and agirl who were from canada they were misonrys the one guy could not belive i had made it up route 9 on my bike as he had done it the day befor in his 4x4 he said that was hard in the 4x4 did not want to think about doing it on a motobike
well that all for now

Posted by Geoff Stacey at November 19, 2013 06:38 PM GMT

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