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post Aug 29 2004, 08:50 PM
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Hello,

I would like to plan a trip to Paraguay but know little about the country. the primary reason would be to visit my sponsored child but I'd like to visit the country a bit first.

Can someone give me a little insight into the country? Is there anything to see/do there?

Thanks!


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post Jul 8 2009, 03:58 PM
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Yeah absolutely - Paraguay is great. Very easy to move around the country, as I experienced and a cracking place.

Capital has it's fair share of sights but ask before pics of the pink palace (Governor's Palace)! The guards got a bit pissed when we took photos.

Take in a footy (soccer) match whilst there if you can. See some amateur dramatics ;-) I was there the night they qualified for the World Cup Finals and it was awesome. One huge street party.

Ciudad del Este is a bit rough and ready but a bizarre experience nonetheless - visit Itaipu Dam for a feat of engineering whilst in town. It's also a cheaper border crossing for visiting the Falls at Iguassu. Make sure you check in and out of immigration office just before the bridge though. We took local advice, didn't and got fined on the way back.

Encarnacion has some Jesuit Ruins which are pretty cool down on the border with Argentina.

And don't eat the armadillo!
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PS the people love the tourists immensely! They're thin on the ground there...have a beer in the Bull in Ascuncion
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i went last year travelled through the chaco, and got stuck in the weirdest town, Filideiphia in the middle of the dessert, where peoples first language was german, and the hotels and food was great, it is inhabited by menonites, originaly from europe in the early 1900s and the whole town looks like something built in western europe, amazing place. daz
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