Ciudad del Este Local Customs

  • What's he carrying?
    What's he carrying?
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  • Ants!
    Ants!
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  • Money, money, money!
    Money, money, money!
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    Terere

    by andal13 Written May 9, 2004

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    Terere

    Terere is a typical beverage; it is like mate (that means, a container filled with "yerba mate", shred dried leaves of Illex paraguayensis where you put water and drink it with a thin tube), but in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil, mate is drunk with hot water. The Paraguayan version is this terere, and the Paraguayan people drink it with cold water, where they put some herbs. It is a refreshing drink, and EVERYBODY has it everywhere...

    Tereré es una bebida típica; es como el mate (esto es, un recipiente lleno con las hojas secas y desmenuzadas de Illex paraguayensis en donde se pone agua y se bebe con una bomilla), pero en Uruguay, Argentina y Brazil, el mate se toma con agua caliente. El tereré es la versión paraguaya, y los paraguayos la beben con agua fría, a la que le agregan hierbas. Es una bebida refrescante, y TODO EL MUNDO la bebe en todas partes...

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    Are those ants?

    by andal13 Written May 9, 2004

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    Ants!

    The acitvities at the Friendship Bridge are quite weird... and sad. You will see there people carrying heavy packages (they look like ants, actually!) from the Paraguayan to the Brazilian side; once they reach the Brazilian riverbank, they throw the package from the bridge to the riverbank, where other people pick it, and once again, like ants, keep on carrying it...

    Las actividades en el Puente de la Amistad son bastante particulares... y tristes. Verán allí a gente cargando pesados bultos (parecen hormigas, verdaderamente) desde el lado paraguayo al brasileño: una vez que alcanzan la orilla brasileña, arrojan el bulto desde el puente hacia la orilla, en donde otras personas lo recogen, y otra vez, como hormigas, continúan cargándolo...

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    Use your head!

    by andal13 Written May 9, 2004

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    What's he carrying?

    I saw a lot of people carrying heavy things on their back or over their heads... If you enlarge this picture, you will see what is this man carrying... and please, tell me what **** is it!!!

    Vi a mucha gente cargando objetos pesados en su espalda o sobre su cabeza... Si agrandan esta foto, verán lo que está cargando este hombre... y por favor, díganme de qué **** se trata!!!

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    How much...?

    by andal13 Written May 9, 2004

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    Money, money, money!

    Ciudad del Este is in Paraguay, so the local currency is "Guarani", but you can use American dollars, Brazilian reais or Argentinian pesos as well... Each and every seller has a "currency converter" in his head!

    Ciudad del Este se encuentra en Paraguay, por lo que la moneda local es el "guaraní", pero pueden usar dólares estadounidenses, reales brasileños o pesos argentinos, indistintamente... Todos y cada uno de los vendedores tiene un "convertidor de moneda" en la cabeza!

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    In Ciudad del Este, you will...

    by scarm Written Sep 20, 2002

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    In Ciudad del Este, you will find people from all corners of the planet. You will hear spanish, portuguese, english, german, arabic, hindi, and many other languages. You will also find the native foods from all of these different countries. I found the atmosphere to be festive, with a healthy spirit of cooperation, amid the strong competition.

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    A guide.

    by Dizzyhead Written Nov 26, 2009

    It can be good toaccept a guide who heps you to find all around in the city. He helps you to find all the cheap shops and stay away so you dont get fooled. I had a very good manle guide. I cant rememeber his name at all and I cant show you any picture either. I lost actually my camera on a restarant when i got back to Brazil. 10 days of travelling disappeared. Not funny at all.

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