Monday, August 27, 2007

A motorist's fellowship in Paraguay

Hello friends,

i have passed through Paraguay, a magnificent and rarely visited country, and stooped there for a few days. on the road i visited a farmers house who live in a sort of paradise in front of great mountains. they invited me to their house and all they wanted is to have a conversation and know stuff about other countries.

than i arrived to the border town with Brazil named Pedro Juan Caballero. i wanted to service my motorbike and change both tyres to a more serious ones which will serve me on the dirt roads in my future travels.

i took a small ride in the city and suddenly i was stopped by a friendly guy from a motorcycle workshop. his name was Nelson. he asked me what i need and he straight away started to think on how to help me. at first, i was a bit suspicious, but after a while their motives were clear. they were so impressed by my motorcycle (a poor Chinese bike), and they just wanted to help.
so, a simple mission of changing the tyres became a full day job. they had to build up a new wheel which will fit the new off road tyres and my weird motorbike. it took the man a whole day to figure it out, but eventually he did. then after the day passes and night began, another friend invited me to stay in his house for the night. when i wanted to pay for the work, they refused to receive any money. i stood amazed by their kindness. this is what is called "A motorist fellowship" they told me. i have learned a huge lesson about kindness and giving. the people at "Taller Kiko" will forever stay in my heart.

por todos mis amigos en Pedro Juan Caballero,

Kiko, Diego, Javier, Nelson, Carina y toda la familia Berreto

ya te extraño muchisimo.

ustedes son los mejores jente que encontre en este viaje

muchas gracia por todo!!

estan siempre en mi corazon

Paz, Amor & Rock 'n' Roll

Eilon & (super)Chicho


Anonymous said...

love from the chicho's in israel

Cristina said...

La verdad que no siempre se encuentra gente tan generosa, y hasta te hacen dudar que sea verdad! pero yo estoy segura que lo que vos recibís es, sin duda lo que vos inspirás!
Cuidate y te mandamos muchos cariños