From Nepal to Bolivia and Argentina

by Santosh Lamichhane
(Kathmandu, Nepal)

I enjoyed too much and my friends that I made in Santa Cruz were like my family members-sister whom I could tust ... After staying in Santa Cruz for about two weeks I went to Yacuiba which is the small city of Bolivia bordering to Argentina, Salvador Mazza ... Actually I wanted to go to Argentina in when I went to the consulate of Argentina they told me to wait for 10 days and still visa is not for sure that's why I went to Yacuiba as per as my friend and is the member of the BoliviaBella team who is now as my own family member ...

Then I stayed in Yacuiba for about a week because it's also so lovely city I don't know why I liked the people from there but I like to admit it and it's very nice silent place ...

From there when I left hotel with my two local friends to border. I was asked that I've to go to the Argentine consulate in Yacuiba but since the Bolivian immigration side already had stamped exit on my Passport I was supposed to apply again for the visa the Bolivian side, but when my friends who were helping me made a request to them; they afterwards amended on my Passport. Then I went to Argentine consulate in Yacuiba before going back to my hotel. I was told to come by following day.

When I went to the consular that day the consular was there who was so friendly and he gave me visa as a transit visa for 10 days when I asked for 3 days ... I still need to thank him and all of the Bolivian friends and the BoliviaBella team because without (BolivianBella) team I would never have flied from Nepal ...

I stayed in Resistencia for 10 days in Resistencia and I don't even come to know that my visa is for 21st April only and I noticed it only by that very day morning . Then I went to office of Aerolineas Argentina then asked to replace my returning ticket of Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Buenos Aires into Resistencia to Buenos Aires because I've to catch connecting flight of Qatar Airways explaining I'm unable to extend the visa because it's transit visa and to return Santa Cruz or to Bolivian border takes 12+ hours !!! I was lucky that without paying anything in extra he did replaced it making ticket of Corrientes (neighboring city of Resistencia which is 20 KM from Resistencia) ...

So I left by that day afternoon from Corrientes and from Buenos Aires in the evening where I should be also thankful to whole Qatar Airways who gave me the boarding that very day on 21 April 2012 when I had return ticket only of 22nd April ... On the 23rd April I arrived to my home place Kathmandu, Nepal ...

Although I'm here in home Kathmandu but still my thoughts and memories are only in Santa Cruz of Bolivia and Resistencia of Argentina ... I hope and I've made myself a decision that next time I'll be there for longer and may be will be starting my own business there so that most of time I'll be spending my time there living there ...

I'm in love with Santa Cruz and Resistencia ... I'd be writing more later and now excited thinking I'll be flying again on July/August ... This time I'd definitely visit BoliviaBella office with the souveniers from Nepal ...

From Santosh Lamichhane

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