Pedro Juan Caballero
Trip Start Sep 02, 2007
326Trip End May 13, 2009
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Pedro Juan Caballero was a relly nast 8 hours from Asunction.
The bus was horrible! I had a seat which was better than mos. An old guy next to me had his grandchild on his lap who was puking constantly, an old woman was sat on the arm of my chair using me as a back rest and the toilets stank. It was rediculously hot, no aircon (which ive become accustomed to) AND the bus brke down twice! The 2nd time culminating in all of us getting off the one bus and onto ice delux one for the final hour - it was terrible!
Once here, up near the Brazilian border I somehow managed to find the hotel in this very dodgy place in Paraguay, in the dark, without a map and as I walked in I saw the 4 British guy from Asunction. They managed to get an earlyer bus than me but with the same problems on th journey. We went out for dinner which was cool - well, a burger at leat - and im getting ripped off as im paying for everything in Reals (Brazilian currency), I ran out my Paraguayan currency intentionally but as it is th weekend and Easter there is a big chance the embasies wont be open for tomorrow, maybe on Monday as well! 3 days here would be well too much!
I woke the 2 English guys up this morning and we all went along to the Brazilian customs which was open - Hurrah! Shows how rong the lonely planet is again!!
We then walked up to the bus station as there were not even taxis (5km), we found out when my bus is and they changed money and then we went to see MotoCross - (the reason they came back up to this nasty little town). It was cool, I only saw the warmup as I had to get my stuff together for the bus but it was very cool, massive jumps and the 2 guys do Motoross themselves - they said it was pretty good as well. I then walked back to the centre. Got my bag, then tried to walk to the Paraguayan Consulate and after asking about 30 people and wlking 6km I found it - closed. Im leaving in an hour and I have my entry stamp for Brazil so im gona forget about the exit stamp. The borer consists of one road, with a Brzilian flag on one side and a Paraguayan on the other. People walk freely accross - its a bit of a joke really!
So now, Im going to BelaVista - en route to Bonito - lthough I have a feeling it could take me a whie to get thee with easter.