Our trip to Posadas in Northeast Argentina meant our first experience of long distance buses in South America. If they were all as good as this one, we'd be laughing! Reclining seats to almost flat position, TV screens showing current films and free coffee... 5 and 1/2 hours seemed like a doddle!
The following day, we took a trip to Trinidad in Paraguay to see some Jesuit ruins. This involved a total of 3 buses to cross the border, because they didn't wait for us to complete the necessary checks.
Encarnacion is the border town in Paraguaym and we stopped long enough to change some Pesos to Guaranies in a 'Cambio'guarded by a man with a pump action shotgun... don't mess was the message!!
After years of commuting by rail and road, we both decided enough was enough and to take the plunge and plan a Round the World trip. Six months was the limit we set, but who knows if we'll stick to it??
This trip has been in the pipeline for at least 18 months, and once the money was saved, the jabs done (ouch!), it was all systems go. As of 18th Sep 05, Lin and Jeremy have left the country!!... full info