Back in Posada we spent most of the afternoon in an Internet café to escape the heat, before we started our 1.000 kilometer bus journey to Rosario. There we managed to find reasonably priced online tickets to the Easter Islands, Tahiti and Rarotonga, after a travel agency in Posada gave us an absurdly expensive quote.
Only one bus company, Rio Paraguay, had seats available that evening. It was very expensive and the service turned out to be chaotic and very disappointing. Right at the beginning of the trip, Heidi had asked to turn up the volume of the video, so she could watch what, for once, was not the usual violent movie and with Richard Gere in it. Like usually on busses, the video was in English with the volume turned off since the passengers obviously prefer only to read the Spanish subtitles. We hat gotten used to this form of watching films, but this time we were too far from the monitor to be able to read.
Later Gilles asked for a blanket, but the stewardess answered she will hand them out after dinner, which meant in two to three hours because the movie had just started. Since Gilles insisted he was cold, she suggested turning down the air-conditioning. As a result we soon had 30 degrees in the bus with everybody sweating and being uncomfortable.
Well, after a while Heidi could not stand it any longer and went down again and asked to turn up the air-conditioning because we were roasting. She did not quite understand but it sounded pretty unconcerned. So at the next stop we placed ourselves next to the door of the bus and the staff telling everybody who wanted to hear it or not what a horrible bus ride this had been. Whether this had any influence or not, the rest of the trip was comfortable like always and we even got some good sleep.
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