Encarnación to Villarrica: The Hell Bus and Being Hookers

  • Encarnación to Villarrica - The Hell Bus
    Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
  • Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
    We were off the asphalt for most of the journey, driving down a red dirt road of washouts, dust, semi trucks hauling cattle liners, ruts, buses and people standing on the side of the road everywhere to flag down the bus. Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
    It was so rough that the bus was un-sleepable, even on 5 hours of sleep the night before, and bags fell from the overhead storage down onto the passengers below. Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
    It was the roughest ride I have been on since Mike and I went from Kunming, China to the Vietnamese border. Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
    It was terrible. Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
    As we would stop in towns, locals would come onto the bus to try to sell us things, like food and drinks. Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
    Some of those locals were pregnant 13 year olds. Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
    At a stop on the way, I got off the bus for a breather. Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
    (Really, this bridge?) The bus driver attendant made me get back on the bus, telling me in Spanish that it was not my stop and that I had gotten off in the wrong town. Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay - The Hell Bus
    I could not respond because I am Espaniol impared, so as I climbed back on the bus full of Paraguayans, they were all laughing at me, and smiling at the dumb gringo who almost got off in the wrong time. Oh, how the whole bus liked that.... It was the most entertaining thing that had happened to most of those people in weeks! Encarnación to Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Villarrica, Paraguay
    No horse and carts on the street here. Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Horn Cup!  Yeah!
    What a drinking cup! There is money to be made on this idea... Villarrica, Paraguay
  • Trying to be Paraguayan.  Villarrica, Paraguay
    Trying to be a local, trying to fit in, trying to be cool in the heat. Villarrica, Paraguay

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