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Travel Blogs from Asuncion
... pong table and stack of board games, even designating our final day in Asuncion, "game day." Our list of accumulated errands was due to our choice to not make any major purchases while in Brazil in order to avoid the inflated prices there, in lieu of the very low prices in Paraguay. So, while wandering the streets of Asuncion in search of someone to repair Eli's watch band, shoes for Noa's rapidly growing feet, bus tickets to Concepcion, our next Paraguayan stop, groceries for ...
... on there own in treacherous ,unfamiliar conditions,they sought out the native tribes and on finding them they would engage and slowly but surely,integrate with them ,they learnt the language,the customs and then started the process of conversion.It was often with the Franciscans that the Jesuits consulted with first before they started their process of educational and spiritual reform.So it was here at Yaguaron where a similar alliance between Franciscans and Jesuits took ...
... We enjoyed some beautiful sunsets, relaxed on the beach, and acquired some ODD tan-lines. Nadia no longer has a white bum, Amy's laziness in applying suntan lotion resulted in some artistic finger marks, and Hannah is now multicoloured. We left the next day to visit Trinidad's Jesuit ruins, and then waited on the side of the road to try and flag down a bus to Ciudad del Este.
The shanty town opposite the bus terminal made us feel unsafe, so we ...
... I also got to see my first police dog in South America smelling for drugs I think. Clearly Bolivia is dodge. Just before I left I did learn that coca leaves were only legal in Peru and Bolivia yesterday so lucky for me I didn't like them so much and decided to leave them behind or I don't know what would have happened at the border...Damn I could have been on the daily mail...nah. So we drove hours through the Chaco area which is the Wild West of South America. For ages were ...
... with rice and a cake. It doesn't sound much but it tasted pretty good and we were grateful of the free food! We settled down to dinner whilst they played 'Fast & Furious - Tokyo Drift' on the TVs in Spanish.
So, that was our short trip to Paraguay! Not much of a city, but a few experiences along the way! Next stop: Buenos Aires. A city of steak, tango and more steak! Kirsty will fill you all in of our adventures!
Take care everyone!
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center