Paraguay from the Back of a Pick-Up Truck

Just another day at the office… for a hitchhiker!
Today I hitchhiked in the back of this pickup truck towards Mariscal, the last village with a sizeable population in Paraguay before the border with Bolivia – and that’s still 250km away! In Paraguay you usually get your entrance/exit stamps in your passport at the migration office in a town before the border rather than at the border. Besides being a little strange, this is a complicated process of asking around for “officina de migracion” for a while until you find the guy – who might be on his break for three more hours – to give you your stamp. It’s good to know, as I won’t be hitching 250km just to turn around for another 250km to get my stamp and then back to the border again! I have my stamp for today, but won’t leave until tomorrow, so I’ve been checked out of Paraguay while still chilling here and not being in Bolivia! Fingers crossed the Bolivian customs don’t give a damn!

P.S. Dear Paraguay, I will return to explore more!

 

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