Paraguay Favorites

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Paraguay Favorites

  • Our Adventure

    Our Tam flight from Rio was 40 minutes late so we had no time to check into our Foz B&B before heading to Paraguay.....As promised our driver was patiently waiting when we arrived at the airport and we were happy he spoke good English. He explained there was a van waiting with some others to take us across the bridge to the border town.As it turns...

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  • Guarani

    Members of the indigenous people of Paraguay are known as the Guaraní. Although they would refer to themselves as Abá, the early European missionaries placed the name Guaraní on those that chose to become "civilized". Today, it is estimated that the two primary ethnicities of Paraguay are European decent and the Guaraní. During our travels to...

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  • Border Crossing - Foz do Iguacu to...

    If you are planning to cross the border from Brazil into Ciudad del Este, here is the information that I was able to pick up from our driver. For US citizens there is a visa requirement to enter Paraguay. However, if you are only going on a day trip to Ciudad del Este, you can most likely avoid this by taking public transportation and not asking to...

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  • the Mission Ruins..

    the Mission Ruins..south from Ciudad del Este, through Encarnation.this site could not be completed by the Jesuits who had set up other Missions in Paraguay, Argentina and Brasil. those reduciones= missions, in the early 17th century, with its main incentiv to educate and convert the native Indians. for the spanish and portugues conquerer the trend...

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  • the famous Bottle Tree

    never seen anything quite like it. the tree that stores water, the camel in the floral worldfor the botanical friend out there Brachychitron Rupestris look it up, very interesting read the Bottle Tree, its name comes from the bottle shaped stem's, can grow over 20m high and 4m in diagram andwithstands even extreme conditions by the moddy Gran...

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  • Ruinas de Trinidad

    the ruins of the Jesuit Mission, 2 of them are situated near Encarnacion. the Buildings are an excellent work of western Architecture, but with the stigma of taken advantage of native people, who where promised salvation and education. the Jesuits meant well, but could not stop slavery in those days. Bandeirantes coming from Brazil captured the...

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  • Asuncion Map

    This is a map of Asuncion that may become handy. I put it here just because I had no idea where to put it.The map shows only a section of Zona Centro (Downtown). For a larger and more detailed map try these...

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  • BUY BUY BUY!!! Be carefull...

    BUY BUY BUY!!!Be carefull with the stores tough!I personally recommend theses ones: La Petisquera, Monalisa, Casa China, Via Brasil and Americana.The stores hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00pm (sometimes earlier). On sundays most of them r closed. Saturday is the fullest day, where people from all over brazil go there to shop! Shopping there is so...

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  • Itaip? Hydroelectric Power Plant

    Visit the Itaip? Hydroelectric Power Plant. The project is the world's largest hydroelectric project, developed by Brazil and Paraguay jointly, and it began in 1974. It is located in the River Paran?, along the frontier between Brazil and Paraguay. The Visitor Centre (on the Brazilian side) provides a video show and a guided tour. Buses from Foz do...

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  • Finally I am a millionaire!?!!?!?

    The currency in Paraguay is called the Guarani and the denominations can can get quite large. These are the most valuable bills at 100 000 each. 100 000 as of 2003 was roughly worth around $22 Canadian. It was nice to finally be a millionaire in a country!!! I now have to work on becoming a millionaire with a slightly more valuable currency!

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  • Pilgrimage

    If you want to experience something truly Paraguayan, every year on December 8th there a a massive Pilgramage to this church in the city of Caacupe. The cobblestone plaza of the church can accommodate 300 000 people. This church is viewed as the most important in all of Paraguay.

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  • The Wonderful Land, Dreams and nature

    All the nature arround, this could be the perfect place to hide, if you are thinking about, some time out for meditacion, fresh air, and something new.When, Antoine De Saint-Exupery who wrote the little prince came to paraguay he wonder about the marvelous work of the ants and their "Tacuru" and the red land, and all the green is such beautiful...

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  • Stay at the Ambassador hotel...

    Stay at the Ambassador hotel down by the waterfront. It's a definite South American low-life dive but it's a hoot. I wouldn't send a 60 year old investment banker there on a business trip but among 'packers it is famous. There are excellent local restaurants close at hand, street vendors and the redlight district is only a block away. The food and...

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  • Drink cold mate (terrere) in...

    Drink cold mate (terrere) in la plaza uruguaya in downtown Asuncion; Visit a rural area and enjoy the Paraguayan hospitality; visit the foz de yguazu on the Paraguayan, Argentinian, Brazilian tri-border! Riding on a cattle round-up with Kai Mendez in my Peace Corps site, Calle Primero de Marzo!! Yee Haw

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  • You have to visit Iguazu...

    You have to visit Iguazu Falls. Technically between Brazil and Argentina, the falls are just a short 15-20 min ride across the Paraguayan border. The sight of 275 different falls is a breathtaking experience. You can also rent a chopper and view the falls from the air. However, if yor physical condition is not horrible, you should walk the road to...

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  • We would visit La manzana de...

    We would visit La manzana de la Rivera, El Yvyturuzu , a must trip is to the Mbaracayu forest reserve , and the restaurant Tembiu Paraguay. Most of all, I miss my friends, and all the places I have traveld to in Paraguay.

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  • I don't like this country. A...

    I don't like this country. A lot of dirt. They have this mucho style. Be coutious there a lot of desperados. Especially Germans are dangares. They try took take all your money (make million $$...), if they take your life, it doesn't matter. Because there is not really a law and real jurisdiction (in the Western meaning). For money you can get...

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  • You must pay an early morning...

    You must pay an early morning vist to the Itaipu Dam. This will be discussed at more length in a Travelogue devoted to our excursion of this major dam.

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Paraguay Hotels

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  • Asuncion Palace Hotel

    We found it difficult to find budget or cheap accommodation in Asuncion. There didn't seem to be any...

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  • Hotel Casino Acaray

    11 de Setiembre y Luis Ma. Argana, Ciudad Del Este, 7000, Paraguay

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Encarnacion Resort Hotel

    Ruta 1 Kilometre 361, Barrio Quiteria , Encarnacion, 6000, Paraguay

    Good for: Families

  • Pueblo Hotel

    Calle 8 Entre Calle 5 Y Avda. Mbocaya San Bernardi

  • Papillon Hotel

    Bella Vista, Ruta VI Km. 45 , Itapua, Asuncion, Paraguay

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Westfalenhaus

    Hotel Westfalenhaus is a very good place to stay. My last stay there was for 90 days. No matter...

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  • Las Ventanas

    Avda Maria de los Angeles esq/ Luis Bordon, Area Comercial Parana Country Club, Ciudad Del Este, Par

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • La Mision Hotel Boutique

    Eulogio Estigarribia y San Roque Gonzalez, Asuncion, Paraguay

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel San Rafael

    It was a small family Hotel...it has parking area and patio with some plants. The reception is quite...

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