Travel Blogs from Concepcion, Paraguay

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Bump in the Night, Concepcin, Paraguay travel blog

Bump in the Night

A travel blog entry by camille

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... tying. Despite all of Dad`s persistent and careful instruction over the years, I really have no idea. Another Boat Trip Rio Paraguay beckoned. Not quite as strongly as I originally thought, but it called me to the port and I asked some questions and ...

2 nuits et 3 jours en bateau sur le rio paraguay*, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

2 nuits et 3 jours en bateau sur le rio paraguay*

A travel blog entry by loelai

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First weeks in site, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

First weeks in site

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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Hey all! Ive made it through my first 2 weeks in site.  Things here are pretty good.  There is a great group of volunteers up in my area.  It has been nice to have some people to show me around - all the good places to shop and ...

10 months to go!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

10 months to go!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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Thats right...10 months to go.  Before I know it, Ill be 2/3 of the way there and well on my way to hot showers and slurpees.  27 months sounds like such a long time...but Im on the downhill part and its going rather quickly! Update ...

cold weather, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

cold weather

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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I can say that I will never take for granted again insulation nor heat!  The weather here is changing as we are approaching winter.  And even though the temperatures are in the 40s and 50s...they might get down to the 30s soon.  Ive ...

an update..., Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

an update...

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

Hey there...well ive been on a 5 month hiatus from my blog and thought i might send an update.  Ive been hooked on the facebook phenomenom and seem to have neglected my blog...though Im not sure that anyone actually reads this anymore.  ...

First bit of real work : ), Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

First bit of real work : )

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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Next week is my official site presentation where my coordinator from PC comes out to present me to the community.  She gets to come and explain all the good stuff...namely what is PC, what Im doing there, why I cant ride a moto, and how it is ...

Pozo Colorado, Pozo Colorado, Paraguay travel blog

Pozo Colorado

A travel blog entry by pchun88

Pozo Colorado   To get to Concepcion, my only choice was to take a bus to Pozo Colorado, a ghost town.  This was a surreal experience.  Basically, they dropped me off next to this gas station.  I would have to sit and wait for ...

Concepcion, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Concepcion

A travel blog entry by pchun88

... at this dump of a hotel.  Oh well, it was just for a night.   When day came, things were great.  Concepcion is actually a very nice city with some of the most friendly people Ive ever met.  I didnt have much time to spend ...

The Joys of Buses, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

The Joys of Buses

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

... tall so heres this machete...go out there and cut away and no running! Thats it...my exciting second week in November in Paraguay...now your life is complete having known what Im doing! Now send me an update because I want to know what you ...

Less than 7 months to go!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Less than 7 months to go!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

7 months to go!  A little less than...more like 6 1/2 but whos counting...haha...   What kind of fun have I been having?   I went on my first vacation to the waterfalls in Argentina...they were amazing to say the least.  ...

howdy, Coronel Bogado, Paraguay travel blog

howdy

A travel blog entry by katiemessick

... skirt, flops and a tank in Asuncion bargaining with scalpers on the streets of Asuncion in hopes of getting a decently priced ticket to the Paraguay Brasil soccer game coming up in a few weeks... the tickets sold out in a few hours, my bus 6 hours south ...

Why do I have to name these..., Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Why do I have to name these...

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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Hey all...a weather update...I didnt freeze last night and Im wearing shortsleeves which is so much better than all the layers.  Plus I can bathe which I know you are all happy to hear about.  Not that it matters to you all...but for my own ...

An update, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

An update

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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Last week I went to a nearby site to help some volunteers with a winter camp.  It rained so we didnt think many would show up but we ended up with 40 kids inside the house singing, making noodle necklaces, and giving a charla on trash and ...

life of a cowboy and a youth in jail in paraguay, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

life of a cowboy and a youth in jail in paraguay

A travel blog entry by danielaccg

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... ' as martin called it) and we met his roommate Vivi and her aunt. we had a really well-rounded experience in concepcion, which seemed like a really unlikely place to have such a fulfilling experience. martin also offered to deliver copies of the HIdden ...

Twice in 2 days!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Twice in 2 days!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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Okay...so just another quick note.  Hey Im usually not in the centro this much, but today is a holiday for Concepcion.  Its the celebration of the founding of Concepcion so they had this big, huge parade for 6 hours through the centro.  ...

2 weeks to go!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

2 weeks to go!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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... 8217;ve already sent applications out to some school systems there and was offered an interview, but unfortunately interviewing from Paraguay just wasn’t possible.  I’m still looking though…hoping to catch something for the ...

Things I miss about the STATES!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Things I miss about the STATES!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

... Wearing mismatched clothes PCVs (Peace Corps Volunteers) Spanish & Guaran Basketball Volleyball Children's Home (HOGAR) American Market...every Thursday in Concepcion! Text Messaging SuperSeis (grocery store) Teaching English ...

Site Visit!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Site Visit!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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So I made it back from my site visit!  Another volunteer and I took the overnight bus to get back to Asuncion. My site visit was interesting to say the least...it rained a lot so I didn't get to walk around and see very much.  The roads ...

GO GIANTS!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

GO GIANTS!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

... well be able to tune in.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  Things here are...well...HOT...yes I know, its Paraguay...and this hot weather seems to run about 9 months out of the year.  Everytime I see those blowup kiddy pools I ...

Moving!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Moving!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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Saturday is moving day!  Ive found a place to live.  Its on the same street Im living on now...only 5 houses down...thank goodness I dont have to rent a horse and cart to carry my stuff...haha mom that one was for you!  Im gonna ...

Life on the farm, Paraguayan style, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Life on the farm, Paraguayan style

A travel blog entry by bron_and_eli

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... floating down the Rio Ipane on innertubes with Tessa and Andy, a pair of upbeat travelers Peter had come across in ConcepcionParaguay itself is lush and green, a world apart from anything we've seen, with a still developing infrastructure and ...

My new place!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

My new place!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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I cant say enough how much I am enjoying my new place!  Its nice to be able to cook what and when I want.  I think I forgot what it was like to be able to choose what to eat.  Im enjoying going to the mercado nearly everyday to buy ...

Pictures!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Pictures!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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Okay...so here are some more pics from throughout ...

On The Road To The Chaco, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

On The Road To The Chaco

A travel blog entry by nickjackets

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... mix to infuse.   Being a complete novice,Manuel took me to the local market in the morning after our arrival in Concepcion.I love markets,not the clinical organized ones we have at home, but the smelly,dirty fly ridden ones you find in the ...

Another update, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Another update

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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... and singing.  It was a fun weekend to get in and see everyone.  The Regional Director made the trip up to Concepcion and I got to have dinner with her and some other volunteers and coordinators.  The next morning they all came to watch me ...

Check out my buddies!, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Check out my buddies!

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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... parties on the patio.  Good times! http://threedaysonadonkey.blogspot.com/ Sarah Bee Keeper, RL Petit (AKA Campo outside of Concepcion) Sarah aka BEE is a beelover...I mean...I myself would be terrified, but give her 5 mins to talk about ...

Tanto Tiempo, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

Tanto Tiempo

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

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... 4.  Teaching English classes on the weekends to a great group of youth. 5.  Hanging out with other volunteers in Concepcion. 6.  Anxiously waiting to see the latest pictures of my nephew. 7.  Missing YOU!  Yes YOU!  K ...

This and That..., Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

This and That...

A travel blog entry by chimmie13

... a nice thermo and guampa (AKA terere team) before I leave Paraguay.  Personalized they said...for much cheaper than anywhere in Concepcion.  So weve given 2 charlas so far...the first one was on TEAMWORK and COMMUNICATION.  This week ...

More Than a One Horse Town, Concepcion, Paraguay travel blog

More Than a One Horse Town

A travel blog entry by the5wynns

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... with nearly no prior knowledge of the goings on in this little Paraguayan port city on the Ro Paraguay.  The "4 1/2 to 6 hour bus ride" from Asuncion to Concepcion ended up taking 7 1/2 hours, for no apparent reason to us other than very slow ...

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