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Jan 17, 2009 - Paysandu Family Time

The drive from Carmelo to Paysandu took a couple of hours on not so great highways but was worthwhile for the scenery alone. When we arrived in Paysandu we were warmly welcomed by the family who all look like they could easily step on to America’s Next Top Model. What a lot of seriously gorgeous people. Old and young they are all good looking and they all have huge hearts to match. They spent the next week making us feel at home. On our first night we went to the rodeo that was in town for the weekend with Tio Toto and Tia Sonia. We watched...

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Jun 30, 2006 - Conception de Uruguay, Argentina

Kleiner Zwischenstop auf dem Weg nach Nordargentinen. Conception de Urugauy ist eine hübsche Kleinstadt über die man eigentlich nicht so viel berichten kann, außer das die Häuschen hübschen sind und die Umgebung grün. Man fühlt sich fast wie daheim in deutschen Landen. Uns gehts supi, wir sind erholt und voller Freude. Heut Nacht brechen wir zu den Iguazu-Wasserfällen auf. Wir melden uns! Ciao, ciao amigitos!

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Jan 5, 2006 - Argentina: Colon

Next stop Colon, to get here we decide to tackle the border crossing ourselves. We travel up to a town called Paysandu in Uruguay where the guide book says you only need to cross a bridge with cutoms at each end to get to Argentina and Colon. We get to the bridge to find that Uruguay and Argentinian passport control are on the Uruguayan side. We set out across the bridge which was bigger than we expected at over a kilometer. We hoped to find a bus stop or taxis on the other side but no just another kilometer of bridge taking us over some...

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Jun 8, 2005 - Paysandu, Urugay

Arrived in Paysandu late on Thursday night, only to discover that Urugay's third biggest city is about the equivalent of Gore in New Zealand (i.e. everyone in the pub staring at you when you walk through the door). Not exactly an exciting place, but at least I got to watch Argentina beat Brazil 3-1 in the World Cup Qualifiers. My intention was to transit as quickly as possible then to head up to Igazu Falls. However, I arrived after the one bus heading in this direction had left on Thursday, and there is no direct bus on a Friday for some...

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May 24, 2005 - The long way to Iguazu... Via Uruguay

We headed off for the unknown wilds of Uruguay with hope in our hearts. En route we briefly stopped at the charmless little town of Gualaguaychu near the Argentine border with Uruguay. The best things about this town of 70,000 people is the name and the fact you can leave easily. We congratulated ourselves on our earlier decision not to stay here but to forge on through to Uruguay. Mercedes, aka the Town of Postie Bikes, is a gorgeous little spot. Paved with cobblestoned streets and gorgeous buildings and architecture it could be any little...

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