While staying in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil, we took a day trip to the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls. Honestly, I liked the Brazilian side better. In Argentina, there were a lot of trees in the way of the views.
After our short four nights stay in Paraguay, we drove from Trinidad Paraguay to Salta Argentina which is a distance of about 800 miles. This was a picture taken while driving to the border from Trinidad.
And this is a picture taken from the truck as we had to wait a little while before getting out to get our passports stamped.
After getting our passports stamped, we went to the bathrooms. I saw this sign and had to laugh because I knew I was back in Argentina. (We previously had visited Calafate, Bariloche, Mendoza and Buenos Aires.)
The sign says “No tire la yerba en la pileta, gracias”. It means don’t throw the yerba in the sink, thank you. Yerba are the leaves from the mate drink that Argentinians are known to drink. And in Uruguay, everyone carries a thermos and their mate cup everywhere they go.
Since the road trip was so many miles and hours long, part of the itinerary was that we would bush camp. Bush camping, I learned, is when you camp but not at a campsite. That means you can’t shower or use a toilet because there are none. So after a long day of driving from Trinidad, we stopped somewhere random and ended up camping in a gas station parking lot!
You can watch a video about that here:
It wasn’t really bush camping because there were toilets and get this… WiFi!
After another full driving day the day after camping at the gas station, we finally reached our final destination, Salta Argentina! We were in for a surprise when we got there. It was freezing. And we had to camp. You can read more about our experience in Salta here: http://ontaskva.com/salta-argentina
After Argentina, our next country to visit on our Tucan Travel overland tour was Bolivia!
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