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Friday, September 14, 2007

We arrived in Asuncion in Paraguay at night after a bit of a crazy bus ride ... to avoid a heart attack it was best not to look out the front window and how the drive was overtaking other traffic on the freeway!

There wasn´t much to do in Asuncion during the day. It was ridiculously hot, about 38 degrees. Our guide took us on a bit of a walk & gave us some history. They had a mentally unstable ruler about 100 years ago who killed 3/4 of the population in a war with Brazil! And only 20,000 of the 228,000 remaining were men ... it took them a while to recover!

After the walk we continued to wander the streets, though there wasn´t much to see, and it was so hot, we gave up after a while & retired to the airconditioned comfort of our hotel.

That evening after dinner we went to a Karaoke bar ... there were plenty to choose from! It was Friday night, & alll the locals love to sing. Saturday night was `Sexy Night´ in most of the bars ... the boys were sad to miss it! Our tour guide, a very tall gay german guy, isn´t shy (& also can´t sing) & got up & sang Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics. He had been singing it to us for days, so was happy for a larger audience! Another girl got up & sang some bryan adams, but all the locals can actually sing & intimidated us who were just there for fun, so we all went next door to a night club for a boogey and got back to the hotel about 2am. Who would have thought Asuncion, Paraguay was a good place for a night out???

We are on the bus all day on Saturday & spend the night at a little border town heading back to Brazil, then head to a place called Bonito, where there is snorkelling in a river & some exploring of a cave to be done!
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eileena on

Keep on dancing
You have to forget about how good you are at dancing and just enjoy the shows. They always are a bit slack though aren't they. I'm having a ball travelling with you although a bit scary on the bus. Keep it up Tan and don't let Chris eat too many biscuits - would hate to see him fat ha ha! Saw Col last weekend. It was great to have them both here. Looking forward to early next year when it will be for good. Love to you both -

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