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Hi, thanks for following this journey from Chile to Texas. Today I would like to tell

you more about Bolivia to Uruguay portion of my trip.

After leaving Lake Titicaca I headed to Southwestern Bolivia. On the way some Bolivians tried to

tell me that I had to pay double price for gas.

Internacional doble precio.

It was a lie and bought gas elsewhere for a normal price.I drove on the side of Uuyni

Salt Flats but I did not feel like driving in it, so I took a jeep tour. After Uyuni

the road wasnt all that great... Then it improved and then again it was pretty crappy.

From Sucre to Santa Cruz the road was the worst anywhere in Bolivia. I drove into a

deep sand at pretty high speed and fell off the bike. It could have ended much worse than

with just a broken light. Distracted from the accident somehow I almost drove off the

road again minutes later. 04

Finally after about 10 hours of dirt road I was back on asphalth! I made it to Santa

Cruz after 15 hours riding.

From Santa Cruz going south both the higway and the scenery were excellent! But to make

me remember how much I came to hate dirt roads I found out that the road to the Paraguays

border that Lonely Planet said was aspahlted... was -and to this day probably still IS - work

in progress :).

Once in Paraguay the road was really nice - for most part anyway. In Ciuadad del Este

I blended in the traffic and without any border checks crossed to Brazil to see Iguazu falls.

The roads were good, the countryside pretty and weather nice. Then in southern Paraguay

I got hit by the major rain for the first time on my journey.

Definitely disadvantage being on the motocycle when it starts raining like this.

The rain lasted less than an hour and so soon I was crossing a bridge to Argentina. 10

So this is pretty exciting moment. We are about to hit 10 thousand kilometers.

Not far from Buenos Aires I made some biker friends. So we rode together for a while.

Although at my 90 km per hour they needed to slow down their usual speed just a bit

:) On this ride I also overtook Czech made Tatra, which was heading for the Dakar rally.

From Argentina a bridge led me to Uruguay. Here even the secondary roads leading nowhere

were really good. Riding Montevideos coastline avenue which I knew from TV news was exiting

and felt somewhat unreal. 12

Right now I am just outside Santa Teresa Fort in Uruguay and I am about 40 km away from

the Brazilian Border and I must say I really enjoyed the ride in Uruguay. But I am definitelly

looking forward to crossing to Brasil and spending next couple of months crossing the

huge country of Brasil.

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