Paraguay has one of the rare geological oddities. Only found in few other places (South Africa and Canada), Cerro Koi is the only location in South America where sandstone can be found in naturally occurring polygonal shafts.The cost is free, however there are a few favelas nearby so it has been recommended by a few locals to go with a security...more
Beaches are not a commonality in Paraguay. While there are many rivers in the country, very few are safe or clean for swimming. There is a man-made beach in Encarnacion, but that is a far drive for most.Lago Ypacarai offers a partial solution. From a distance, the blue waters look inviting and refreshing on the hot days. However, the closer you...more
If you read my Asuncion page or possibly some other literature on Paraguay, you may know that Paraguay had the first railroad in South America.Although there is work on going to restore some portions of these lines, most of it is run down and dilapidated.Aregua has one of the original stations. The building is still in decent condition, but most...more
One of many along the main street.
What to buy: Nanduti tablecloths, towels, shirts and many similar products. Samples of framed pieces are also available.
What to pay: Not much room is left for negotiation. "Either take it or leave it" seems to be the law in this part of Paraguay.Related to:
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