Adventures in Paraguay - Mariscal Estigarribia, Paraguay
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And just when we thought the nightmare was over . . . Nope we still had to travel another 5 hours through Bolivian territory before finally stepping foot on Paraguayan soil.
It’s actually quite an odd set-up they have there. Again the roads were horrendous on the Bolivian side, and the drive was just as long and uncomfortable. Once we got our exit stamp at Immigration in Bolivia, we still had to journey another 5 hours through the Chaco Paraguayo before finally reaching Immigration, which is located in Mariscal Estigarribia! Weird!!
It was interesting to see the differences between Bolivia and Paraguay . . . for one, at the Bolivian Immigration office, the guy was really unprofessional and pretty rude, whereas on the Paraguayan side it was the complete opposite.
It was even noticeable with the infrastructure of the two countries. On one side you have a muddy path for a road, and on the other, you have an actual paved road! Wow! I know we were in shock when we finally saw an actual road again!! It was like reaching paradise or something!!
Anyways, glad to finally be getting out of Bolivia . . . it was an adventure for sure. Enjoyed our time here, but we’re ready to see new things and meet new people!!
Welcome to Paraguay!!!!!!
Ciao Bolivie, and welcome in Paraguay, la seule chose que je connais de ce pays c’est le goal de l’équipe de foot Chilavert. Après ça rien de plus, des fois j’ai vraiment l’impression d’être un peu ignorant, mais bon on ne peut pas tout connaitre !!
Traverser la frontière a été aussi un périple sympa, 120 km pour rouler à 30km/h, la route ne permettait pas d’aller plus vite, donc tu as le temps de regarder le paysage et j’ai pu voir des arbres avec des formes assez spéciales.