Report 29 August

Report 29 August
Report by Greetje and Steef.

Carefully Dirk covers the last few miles towards the Bolivian border which we pass without problems. Now we have to cross the river that separates Bolivia from Argentina by way of a bridge to get to the Argentinean customs. There we are told we are not allowed to go into Argentina with the Model T, because it is a collector’s item. We should have applied for an authorisation before we wanted to cross the border of Argentina. The functionary is relentless and waves his finger from left to right. “No entrada in Argentina!” But, a lady takes his place. She makes a few phone calls and half an hour later we are driving into the country. Now the Model T can be hooked on the Landrover.

over de border

over de border

pulling the ModelT

pulling the Model T 

The rest of the day we’re having straight roads with here and there a curve. The country is flat and an unknown tree species with a thick trunk stands at the side of the road. Now and then we see an ostrich and some kind of a “concrete igloo” . A Bungalu, little houses to use temporarily.

straight roads

straight roads 

strange trees

strange trees 

ostrich

ostrich 

bungalu

bungalu 

Swarms of birds fly up from the thick impenetrable bush ( the tola ).At about 5 o’clock the airco is turned on, it has become quite warm. It is one hour later in Argentina so we can go on a bit longer. It is 18.30 when we find a hotel along the road after  245 mls.

tola

tola

 

 

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One Response to Report 29 August

  1. Marian Goede says:

    Net het verslag van 14 dagen gelezen. Wat een prachtige ervaring. Ik heb er geen woorden voor, laat staan jullie die het echt meemaken.
    Veel succes met de reis, hoop dat jullie nog veel bijzondere dingen tegenkomen en ons daarvan op de hogte houden.
    Marian

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