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... but we made it on time, gotta admit the prospect of spending a whole day sat on a bus didn't sound like the most appealing idea but in the end wasn't too bad. I'd managed to download a few films onto the tablet so had a bit of a Quentin tarantino movie session until the battery died, bit of reading, bit of music and podcasts on the iPod and a bit of sleep and we arrived before we knew it. The bus arrived yesterday morning but we couldn't check ...
... dictatorship helped hide many infamous people,from drug lords,gun runners,SS concentration camp officers and Mr Mengele himself.It is now part of the countries history and I get the feeling no one really knows what to think about it.
We were supposed to have a lunch stop in a German Pub in San Bernadino but I asked Manuel to take us somewhere else.We stopped at a very nice locals hangout where happy families far removed from San Bernadinos past were having a Sunday ...
... today was Museo de la Memorias: Dictadura y Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memories: Dictatorship & Human Rights), where I arrived at 12:20 p.m. The museum building housed a clandestine detention facility during the dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner, who ruled Paraguay from 1954-89. Hundreds of people were interrogated and tortured at this secret prison in the center of Asuncion. I spent just over an hour exploring the museum, which was very interesting but a lot ...
... that much to see in Asuncion. Oh, and the tour guide was boring. So all in all, a wasted three and half hours we'll never get back! This afternoon three of us went to an 'orchestra' concert. I didn't have high hopes, but I was better than I expected. It was only a small baroque orchestra but the standard was pretty good. At the allotted start time there was barely no audience. ...
... 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!