Buenos Aires!

When we approach the Retiro Bus Terminal, we immediately get the feeling of being in one of the largest cities of Latino America. Between dozens of coaches, more than a hundred different bus companies and 75 gates divided over the half-kilometer long terminal, a huge crowd tries to make its way to and from the city center. Once outside, we…

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Camping with capybaras

The Argentinian sister of Encarnación is Posadas, on the other side of the Rio Paraná. The bridge to Posadas is only open to cars, buses and trains so it is not an option to cross it on foot. Actually not al that bad, because it is raining and we have just enough Pesos left for the bus. In Posadas we…

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Diving deeper into Paraguay

After visiting Ybycuí we continue down south towards San Ignacio Guasú as a couple of days stopover before Encarnación will be the last city of our trip through Paraguay. We visit a few attractions, including the central square which, like all other towns and cities, is built according to the same layout: The church with a free-standing bell tower, a…

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Cockroaches, moths and fireflies

After we got rid of most cockroaches and got under our mosquito net, it seems like the rooms in Hotel Rosa are also used diligently to facilitate the extramarital escapades of half Asunción. The city has a small historical center and a number of interesting museums. Most museums in Paraguay are free to visit. A nice way to learn more…

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Hito de las tres fronteras

At Campinas airport we discover at the very last moment that our backpacks are not checked to Foz do Iguacu, although the luggage tag and the guy at the check-in counter suggested otherwise when checking in at Orly. Eventually, we stumbled into our hostel just outside the center of Foz by 10:30 am with our luggage. The city serves as…

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Au revoir!

Just woke up at Paris Orly Aéroporte, backpacks checked and in need of a cup of coffee. And perhaps a croissant. Three more hours until Aigle Azur flight ZI35 takes off to Sao Paolo and then continues to Foz do Iguacu. We left yesterday at 5:30 in the morning towards Maastricht and after a seven-hour Flixbus-ride we arrived in the…

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Latino America!

“In spite of wars and tourism and pictures by satellite, the world is just the same size it ever was. It is awesome to think how much of it I will never see. It is not a trick to go round these days, you can pay a lot of money and fly round it nonstop in less than forty-eight hours,…

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Solo & Gunung Bromo

The bus took a huge detour without any obvious reason before arriving at the bus station of Solo. Half an hour after walking out of the bus station, we discovered we were walking the wrong way, the detour seems to have disturbed our orientation. We have to ask for directions a few times and eventually walk for more than an hour towards…

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