Far away from the chatter, byplay and responsibility on a multi hectare farm, we end up deeper into the Chaco. Again, it’s about learning the hardships of this part of the world, and the differences between cycling and motorbiking….
Self-made obligations brings us back, over desolate sandy roads, through mud baths, to the farm, only to meet with consciousness clashing.
We leave the lushness of the cordillera behind, zipping through Brazil, meeting unreal real-estate agents on a motorbike and meeting with more Paraguayans in an unchanged rural setting.
I commit disloyalty towards a woman. Running a hotel with only two people. Being robbed from privacy. Making friends. Hardly alone time. It can be hard, being a Work Away person!
Travellers are not neccesarily nor immediately the easiest people to be around with, not in the least myself… Meet Bärbel and Geo.
A little story about indigenous Indians, Jesus Christ and the laboring of a cow.
Staying with young backpackers, trying to fulfill my tasks while keeping my much needed alone-time doesn’t turn out to be easy. I am prone to cycle off!
I need time off the bicycle, to reset my mind, to find out what I want. Will work in exchange for full-board give me insights? Being cornered in Paraguay, summer in full swing, what is it I will do next? Time to find out.
I am fed up with cycling, yet have to get through the Chaco again. A damp, hot, mosquito infested palmgrove lead me on to, surprisingly enough, more happiness..
After interesting Asuncion it is sticky hot, swarms of mosquitoes cling to me and finding camp spots is hard. I knew it would be, yet I am happy to be back where I am!