Hitchhiking can be hard sometimes. Although we didn’t have good luck on hitchhiking, it didn’t mean there was no good people on the road.
離開 Punta del Este 先往西，稍停首都 Montevideo 後再到中世紀葡萄牙風情 Colonia 走走，然後取道阿根廷進入巴拉圭。由 Colonia 到巴拉圭大約一千公里，照說一千公里至多三天可走完，但走了四天卻還是只走了一半，途中還已坐了很多短途巴士。每天烈日當空在公路旁暴曬，看著無情的各路車輛呼嘯而過，實在太熱太累了！不過有錢就是任性，不等了！在阿根廷小鎮 Mocoreta 花廿蚊美金買了當晚的巴士票直奔邊境城市 Posadas，然後再坐過境巴士到巴拉圭的 Encarnacion 去！
We started to hitchhike again after we left Punta del Este and visited the capital, Montevideo and Colonia, the beautiful UNESCO colonial fort town west of Uruguay. Our mission was to hitchhiking from Uruguay to Paraguay through Argentina this time. The trip was about 1000km and normally it shouldn’t take more than 3 days to get to Encarnacion, the border city of Paraguay. But after 4 days hitchhiking and sunbaking next to the shadeless highways in this super hot and humid subtropical summer, we’re only half of the way. We couldn’t stand the heat and the tiredness anymore and finally bought a bus ticket for USD20 from Mocoreta, Argentina, to Paraguay the next morning.
Although We didn’t have good luck on hitchhiking from Uruguay to Paraguay this time, there is always good people on the road to help.
It’s dark after we crossed the border to Argentina and we had to look for a good camping location. It’s not easy given that we’re walking along a dark highway without any light and the area was simply not nice for camping. We kept walking though pitching our tent asap seemed more practical as the wind was getting stronger and the rain was coming soon. After a turn, we suddenly saw a dim light 500m away from us. It’s a cabana guesthouse! We just wanted to ask for camping inside the yard but the owner was so nice to let us stay in one of his cabanas for free as he’s worried we’d be in dangerous if we slept outside in this bad weather.
You never know what’s waiting for you in the corner but life is like this, as long as you keep walking, good things will eventually come!