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Travel Blogs from Santa Teresa
... the recent firing of many of the good philosophy professors. The professors are ousted basically for having strong opinions and not wanting to conform to the way that the board sees fit. The students have organized concerts, tried at length to get a meeting with the board, and recently organized "aire libre"-free air- classes with fired professors.
My host brother is pretty quiet, and I never ...
... remind them what vaccinations the children lack and what vaccinations they need to receive in the future. It is a culture shock... I have never seen poverty like I've witnessed here.
The people here in general have a different dynamic than the United States. Everyone stops to talk with each other, and no one seems to be in a hurry. People want to know what's going on in your life. There is definitely a strong communal sense here. ...
... 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.
... saloon car, tinted out windows everywhere, and very much felt like we were being whizzed away in a town car off somewhere special. Our special somewhere was the international bus station where we needed to book a coach out of Paraguay to Brazil. Making our stay in Paraguay the shortest in any country so far on our trip. For once on this mammoth journey our luck was in and we got a bus for one in the morning, just an hours wait away.
... post van takes kid brother my postcard all the way to Irlanda del Norte.
A nice wee bookshop.
Plaza de Los Heroes.
An Irishman was once here. ...