Paraguay

Summa

Summarum

days spent: 9
km travelled: 1’262
nights camping: 89%
lowest and highest point: Paraguay is more or less flat at an elevation of 50 – 700 masl
lowest and highest temperature: 12°C rainy morning Parque Ito (-25.3808479,-55.0705009);
39.5°C Chaco (Gran Chaco)
money spent: 19 US$ per person and day
average fuel price: 0.86 US$ per litre (86 Octane, 92 is also widely available)
average fuel consumption: 3.9 litres per 100 km
found: Swiss cheese (-25.463930, -55.007747)
fixed: LBB: Plate holding front sprocket, toped up coolant, cleaned air filter
switching the exhausts proved to be a (temporary) fix for LBB’s embarrassing constant misfiring
punctures: 0
best route(s): None found?! 😉
hardest section: Overtaking a truck in deep fesh fesh before Filadelfia, visibility: <5 meters
best sleeping place: In the hammock at Hasta La Pasta
Free camping at the Reserva Biologico Tati Yupi
Best food and/or beverage: crunchy cucumbers
Chilli noodles from René, slightly fried – that’s when they’re really spicy.
best moment: Seeing the first monkeys of the trip at the Reserva Biologico Tati Yupi
worst moment: Realising LBBs coolant level was low AFTER we crossed the Chaco at 40°C
learned: Paraguay and Brazil share the world’s second largest hydroelectric dam. You can visit it on a free tour.
How to avoid mosquito bites when sleeping in the hammock.
food on the road: Spanish Tortilla with organic eggs
observations: Anyone can be a (Guarani-)millionaire in Paraguay.
Paraguayans like to drink their mate tea from a cow’s horn.
The closer you get to the Brazilian border, the more the Spanish gets a Portuguese inflection.
Expect to hear German quite often.

Our route in Paraguay


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Im Eilschritt durch Paraguay (Tag 168 – 176)
10.-18. März 2017 | Filadelfia – Altos – Ciudad del Este | PARAGUAY Obwohl wir eigentlich genug hatten von den langen Etappen der letzten Tage, entscheiden wir uns beim Frühstücken, doch gleich wieder weiter zu fahren – wir wollen jetzt endlich an die Küste Brasiliens. Die letzten hundert Kilometer in Bolivien werden, bis auf 20
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