on the way from Santa Cruz to Asuncion, Paraguay

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October 24th 2010
Published: October 30th 2010EDIT THIS ENTRY

Few photos from the way to Asuncion. The most interesting was the police check. We had an official control at the customhouse, but this was not enough. We stopped after this three times to be checked by a single police man. A Bolivian guy had a medicament with him bought in Bolivia for personal use, but no receipt of it. He always had to go out and behind the bus with the police mens and pay everytime around $15 as a bribe to allow him to keep the medicament. I was reading in my guide book few minutes before that Paraguay is the most corrupted country in the world 😊

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in the bus terminalin the bus terminal
in the bus terminal

the bus was four hours late (but I already was used to from all the South American countries - and especially Bolivia)
the busthe bus
the bus

on the first look it didn't seem to be able to make the 24 hour ride to Asuncion :)
bus againbus again
bus again

we got huge problems behind the border, some of the gears didn't work, so when we stopped, the driver always had to turn of the engine aput a gear and turn it on again (which was not so often outside the cities, but within we made this procedure every minute :)
documentary photodocumentary photo
documentary photo

(woman on the right changing bolivianos to dollars (no guaranies, you have to exchange again on the Paraguayan side ;)
don't understanddon't understand
don't understand

there was a great paved road on the right, but we used about one hundred kms this jumpy dust way, don't know why...???
the sunsetthe sunset
the sunset

few hundred kms more to reach Asuncion

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