Hotel Los Alpes
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... playing and plenty of tererè and chipa going around. In was fascinating to hear traditional Paraguayuan music, with a bit of he Guarani language thrown in. It would have been Stroessner's birthday on Sunday so there were a couple of anti songs too.. This week will bring three school visits and possibly a trip to some Jesuit ruins in the south. This could be the rekindling of plans to come back to Paraguay longer term, God knows what will ...
... and people outside of my host family (with the exception of my host grandma) speak a mix of Spanish and Guaraní. My family is wonderful in trying to speak slowly and explain words that I don't know. I am able to have lengthy conversations with all of them and I definitely feel that my Spanish has gotten better.
With respect to my job, I love it. I'm working with students from a local high school in the vaccinations office of ...
... Paraguay is in competition with Argentina for who has the best meat !
After that week with amazing people we thought, we can't leave Paraguay without visiting the country a bit more, so we decided to head up to Concepcion, 7h north of Asuncion.
We arrived at night in a sort of weird place the streets were just wet mud up to our ankles that smelt a little like horse poo !
The called "hotel" was actually a family house with ...
... fried dough and veggies are a novelty. The group did really well, although none of our family members showed up, the nice people on the street that agreed to come in really enjoyed the meal. They have told us to be prepared for this, since Paraguayans often communicate indirectly and will tell you one thing when they actually mean another. Lessons learned all around.
As always, we miss everyone and hope that all is well stateside.
... his many lovers (he was a bit of a smooth talker) and went down to the water front to see the carnaval, which explained why the road was closed earlier. It was pretty cool, but nothing on Rio. The drums were the best part and I think I have fallen in love with samba drums! We heard there was a boat that would take you to a party on a small island on the river, but it cost too much, so we parted ways with the Argentinean and walked back via the carnaval.