|nice views on this dirt road|
|but a little too much dirt road for us|
|tunnel in Bolivia just enough space for one|
|boarder the only one before guards told us to stop taking photos|
Buying insurance was an adventure in itself in this town of La Quiaca. We got to the office the aduna agent gave us at about 12:30 and they were on lunch The address the aduna agent gave us, after waiting around till 1:30 we asked people around when will they reopen they replied maybe 5 or 6. OMG that late. (Welcome to Argentina where siesta break is half the day) with no sign stating hours, we weren't sure this guy would even return so I asked a local lady going into the office next door if she knew when this office would reopen she told us don't wait here, there's another place where they sell insurance all day you just knock on the door and they will come out. She us good directions and we found the place very easy. This office was a half finished wreck of a home with an office. Outside there was another local couple waiting to buy insurance too, they knocked on the door and a old lady came out and told us they are coming back. After 15 minutes the locals left and we waited another 20 minutes and another old lady off the street holding a baby opens the office door so I quickly follow. She tells me they don't sell insurance to foreigners I told her please try. She than searches for the on switch for the computer so I showed her how and the PC boots up she begins filling in the form on computer after sending it off she gets a no accept reply back, obvious to me the numbers for my passport are not the same as local ID #, I gave up on trying to explain to her and went back to the first office. 2:30 now and we ask a local couple on the street if they could call the number the Aduna office gave me, and they told me they don't sell to foreigners either. The couple the help me call gave us another office to ask in town so we left looking for this place and 30 minutes of searching we could find it. Finally getting frustrated we went to the police station asking where to buy auto insurance thinking they would know since they enforce the law to have the stuff but no luck they had no clue where a foreigner could buy insurance.
|first office we visited on a 5 hr lunch break|
|4th times a charm|
For anyone interested the address is 189 Ave Espana.