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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thank you guys for showing us more of your beautiful country!! See you in Spain??


    Sara
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had a tour of the downtown with Pia. This included the Museum of Latin American Art, the PINK house of the President, the white house where the country of Argentina was formed, the Parliament, the Cathedral, and the Argentinian version of the Washington monument.

    [​IMG]DSC05817 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The object of the 3 days drive north was to get to Iguazu National Park in a further 325 km.

    We had met Fernando at the Moto GP in Rio Hondo Argentina and he was so kind to invite us to see his town Capiovi on our way thru. It is 120 km north of Posadas. He and Gloria and his parents showed us around. It is a very quaint town with a German immigrant heritage. The place was all decorated for Christmas. They took us to the mini falls for a cool break from the 32 degree heat.

    [​IMG]DSC05883 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC05879 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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  9. decodent

    decodent CyberGypsy

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    It's great to see your posts again! You two have been doing my favorite "virtual adventure".

    How long are you traveling this time? For another few months?

    ~Doug
  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Hi Doug

    We are in Brazil 3 months. Our Visa runs out Feb 16. Then we will go thru Uruguay to BA again and ship the bikes to Madrid at the end of Feb. Since we are switching hemispheres we will have back to back riding seasons and will not head home again until Nov 2015. Nice to have you along!

    SP
  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    A few things stand out to me from your last series of posts:

    * GREAT picture of the waterfalls. I'd never heard of - or seen pictures of - these falls before. They look ginormous!

    * That "camera extender" seems cool - I like some of these new angles you're getting of your "selfies" and group shots. Seems to give you a really cool perspective.

    * Uruguay! - Really looking forward to hearing how you like it, what towns you like, etc. My partner and I are starting this conversation of "If we didn't live in the U.S., where would we go?" And we keep hearing about Uruguay being a very nice.

    "Keep on ridin' on!"

    ~Doug
  16. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Heading south again in Argentina saved a lot of miles in Brazil to get to the Canyon routes south of Florianopolis. We headed back down the 14 and then across on the 17 to cross at Bernardo de Irigoyen in 217 km

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 8.54.34 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Crossing here is easy. You stop at the border and the official will ask you for your TVIP and Title. They will cancel your temporary permit and give you an exit stamp for your passport.


    [​IMG]FILE1724 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  18. Saralou

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    Drive ahead to the Brazil Aduana or customs. They did not even ask us 1 question, but just waved us thru. There is no temporary import needed for Brazil. There is no immigration control either. For a country that we need to apply for a visa with documentation including bank statement s and income tax info it seemed pretty lax. You do however have to report to the Policia Federal office about 2 blocks up on your left. Here you fill in an immigration form (in English) and they do check your Visa and stamp your passport for 90 days. I’m not sure how they would know if you did not stop there and what they would do to you if you were eventually stopped. I think it would be easy to make that mistake, since at the actual border they did not tell us to go there or say anything to us at all actually. I had to ask where do we go for immigration.

    [​IMG]FILE1733 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    Here we had finally made it to country number 17! We tried to get some Real’s but all the Banco National Machines were not working. Luckily the Supermercado took visa! A helpful local who had given us directions to the bank also told us there were banks and hotels in the town we were headed to 75 km away. WOW Portuguese is so challenging to understand, but the local are so friendly and they really try to help you out.
  19. Saralou

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    We headed out south again to Sao Miguel do Oeste and found a great hotel with English speaking staff. They even drove us over to the HSBC since the Banco National we had found was still off line. We walked the town and managed to get dinner and it was what we thought we had ordered!

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 8.56.23 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    One of the differences between Argentina and Brazil is what “breakfast” included means at a hotel. In Argentina you get a media luna and a coffee.



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    This is BRAZIL!

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  20. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The plan now is to head east and south to the “canyon” routes near Florianopolis.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 8.11.01 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    Today we headed east 414 km to Curitibanos. The last 50 km we experienced the “truck trains” we had heard about. There is no rail system in Brazil so the roads are loaded with truck traffic. They do not seem to manage the weights and the trucks are destroying the road surface.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 8.58.13 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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