The main roads in Argentina are good although there is not a lot of roads at all. The majority of main roads asphalted, but is true that lot of sections are cracked and subsiding. The sandy terrain and mild climate make possible the asphalt is placed on the ground without any harder treatment.
Around rarer towns the traffic doesn't become denser, and the most often present on the road is the guy like this on picture on the right. The trucks are bruised and they drag long vehicles of load. The freely standing people or unprotected load on open truck is quite common sight.
Rio Quarto is small town at the Rio Quarto river. When naming the rivers, the arrivals evidently didn't have no good idea how to name the rivers. I have no idea why the names are like that, but from northeast down to south, the rivers are named as Rio Primero, Rio Segundo, Rio Tercero and so on. Rio Quarto is therefore fourth river, and after the seventh river evidently the nature became short with water.
From Arecifes forward to Rio Quarto trails the same monotonous plane as we saw from Buenos Aires to the west. Between wide green plains of soya beans appears small patches of shrubbery, and on some places appear cows that freely graze between trees.
The locals mostly like to be photographed. I have realized that already at first stops by the road. If somewhere appeared bigger group of younger people, the shot was unavoidable. There was always someone in the group who stimulated the whole group to pose to my camera.
So the scenes like this are not rarity. The locals, particularly younger, kindly salute the photographer and don't ask for picture or money. This is a kind of kind-hearted folklore which leaves good effect about country and local people.
The stop at filling station didn't make possible only to pour out redundant water but also became a moment to eternize the price of oil. 1.3888 peso x 0,3 dollar = 0,4 dollar per liter! It is not strange that we travel almost gratis over all of Argentina!