Riding across the vast Pampas for several days, being run off the road by Argy truckers, eating kids birthday style sandwiches (the preference of Argy gaucho cowboys?!), meeting a LOT of cops and arriving exhausted in the huge sprawling 20 million plus mega city of Buenos Aires.
I was under strict instructions form Chileans that upon meeting any authorities in Chile I should under no circumstances offer a bribe. I was on equally strict instructions to do the opposite as soon as I cross the border into Argentina.
The first time I was pulled over by the Argentinian cops, the shouting and waving indicated they were curious about the sidecar setup. With the helmet off I told them about the footballing journey and to their delight produced the replica World Cup. They all pulled out mobile phones next to their pistols to shoot photos of each other sitting on the sidecar. Then started waving the World Cup at passing cars and trucks.
As I rode off I thought, "Oh I forgot to offer them a bribe"
I guess one of the cops said to the other "Damm, we'll have to buy our own delicate little sandwiches today, I forgot to take a bribe!"