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Published: July 24th 2005
Night buses are funny things. You sleep alot, but to call it sleep is lying to yourself.The seats are really comfy,and recline to almost lying down, but that little bit difference stops any real effect. plus the driver ran over something in the early hours...
Anyway, yes,we got the bus to Campo Grande - two busses in fact, and 14 hours. now here we are, in the middle of nowhere in Nowheresville - a 50 horse town with nothing to entertain even one of them. Well we´re off tomorrow morning to tour the Pantanal for three days... so who cares. We did our first proper bargaining today and got a 640 R$ tour for 550, plus a free night in this hotel.
Today was spent wandering around Campo Grande wondering why everything was shut... and then realising that yes, it was sunday. The only good thing to come from it all was the sight of the phoneboxes they have here - in the shape of parrots and leopards... genius.
The time here is different - back another hour, which makes us... 6 hours behind? Or is it 5? We have no idea anymore - not that we care, over our jetlag as we are.
Anyway, early start tomorrow to postback some of the stuff weighing down our bags (I think we brought too many potions, ointments and lotions for anybodies holiday... factor 50 sunscreen AND aftersun? What was Laura thinking??
No pictures today, but we´ll try to get some amazing ones in the pantanal to add afterwards! After all we will be swimming with alligators and pirhanas, as well as riding horse back into the sunset of course! you wont hear from us from us for at least three days now as there are no computers next to our hammocks!! From the Pantanal we go to Curumba,which might have internet cafes,but might not, and then we get the train towards Santa Cruz in Bolivia, stopping to do a 2 day trek on the way.Don´t be scared if you hear nothing for a week!
well best get an early night, hope you all are bright green with jealousy, missing you a little ;P love you lots!
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