Monday 15 February 2010


I´d was hoping there´d be a money exchange at the Brazilian border so I could change the last of my Argentinian Pesos into Brazilian Reals. There wasn´t, so I headed off in search of a bank. Before I found a bank, however, I came to a toll booth. In most South American countries bikes don´t pay tolls but in Brazil they do. I had no Reals and they didn´t accept Pesos or credit cards. With the traffic building up behind me the supervisor came over and told me I´d have to go back to a town 30km away. Fotunately at that point a guy in the van behind took pity on me and changed some of my Pesos.
Thankfully I found a bank before I got to the next toll booth.