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Travel Blogs from Asuncion
Lori: For the last four nights, we have stayed in El Nůmada Hostel in Asuncion, Paraguay's capital city. These days have flown by and we have thoroughly enjoyed each one of them. We spent one full day here exploring the central portion of this laid back city, accomplished via a self-guided walking tour, passing by all of the major government and otherwise notable buildings including the Iglesia Catedral, Casa de la Independencia where the independence documents ...
... as I was introduced to the Paraguay of the modern era between 1954-1989,or more precisely the dictatorship of President Alfredo Stroessner. I was also going to learn about some horrific details about the Triple Alliance War.
The first couple of stops though were a little more on the tame side.Manuel's English was technically more adept than Cesar's and he was able to fill in a lot of detail which Cesar just did not have the vocabulary for and I was keen to take advantage of ...
... in a two litre flask, and lomito arabe, a chicken and beef kebab. Fabian was a true gentleman, and joined us for an amazing night dancing around a bucket of beer at Pirate Bar, catching up on the latest club music combined with all of our favourite Latin American hits.
We didn't emerge until 3pm the next day (missing breakfast!!!), thus having to book another night to make up for it. We were all kitted up with our Olympia football shirts that ...
The bus journey to the capital of Paraguay, Asuncion took 26 hours. (So I only have 30 days left of being 24 and one of those days was spent in a bus!) I was a bit apprehensive getting such a long journey on my own but it wasn't that bad. The bus people were really friendly, so maybe I scream vulnerable blonde so people find the need to 'look' after me or they take a shine to my charms I don't know...but I do feel like I got a bit ripped off, other people did pay 65$ for a semi-camo ...
... returning them. He had done the same with other passports, but it still felt wrong to be separated from them. We found our bags and the men carried them to be scanned like at the airports for us then carried them back to the bus. It was then that they demanded a tip for their service. I took some money out and they asked for A$100 (~£15) each for carrying our bags all of 30ft!! I told them it was too much and offered them £1. I made sure our bags were back on board ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center