Paraguay Off The Beaten Path

  • Riverboats of Remanso
    Riverboats of Remanso
    by DSwede
  • Surubi - the riverfish of Remanso
    Surubi - the riverfish of Remanso
    by DSwede
  • Museo Mitologico
    Museo Mitologico
    by DSwede

Paraguay Off The Beaten Path

  • Casa de Retiros - Mirianela

    If you have access to a car and like to get off the beaten path, then coming to the Casa de Retiros is a possibility. If you are reading this, consider doing this together with my other tip (Casa del Monte), since they are relatively in the same area.These area is a relatively modern construction. But is has a mixture of design features of both...

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  • Casa del Monte - Preserve and Zoo

    If you have a car and some time, then one place to consider is Casa del Monte. If you are reading this, consider doing this together with my other tip (Casa de Retiros - Mirianela), since they are relatively in the same area. The site also is a hotel for city people who want to get away from everything and just get back into the peace and quiet of...

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  • Museo Mitologico

    Okay, I'm not sure if I fully agree with what I read, but the Mythological Museum does at least warrant an honorable mention.I drove by it once and decided to give it a pass. Later the next day when I was trying to find some information on some other places, I stumbled across an article which listed the Mythological Museum as one of the top-10...

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  • Rio Itaipu

    we had a great time by the River Itaipu, who was already market to become one of the main source for a Dam and South Americas biggest electricity provider, who would be build on the brasilian site...they started 1974 and the Dam was finished by 1982. this Mega project distroyed one of the most beautiful Falls in the World, Sete Quedas......if you...

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  • Villarrica, the "Walking City"

    Villarrica, is called "la ciudad andariega" or the Walking City because the location of the city has changed seven times since its original foundation in 1570. The city suffered the attack of bandeirantes, potuguese/brazilean bandits and the citizens changed the location of town several times. Today is a college city, particularly the school of...

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  • Three Frontiers - Paraguay Side

    In Southeastern Paraguay, the Iguassu and Parana rivers meet to create the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. This region is known between the three as Tres Frontieras or Three Frontiers. During our visit to the Argentinian side, we noticed that the Brazil side and the Argentine side both were well built up tourist attractions while the...

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  • the Gran Chaco

    the vast Gran Chaco, one of South Americas great wilderness area. the west of the Chaco is covered with marshes, lagoons, realy dense forest..selva and jungles. the eastern part of Paraguay between the Rivers Parana and Paraguay is upland country, thicker populated and cultivatedif you do hike or walk in the chaco..you must know what ya doing, hot...

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  • smaller Falls

    at the Itaipu who has now changed its flow, Sete Quedas..the Seven Falls have disappeared.swimming has been the best at a little distance....a real luxery in the heat and humidity.

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  • settlements

    in the Chaco and the Ox has a break....normaly he has to work on the well to bring the water up from quite deep.those settlements are no fun. hart work to survive a day,the crob maybe destroyed by whatever..too much rain, no rain...pests.

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  • Concepcion

    also called Villa Concepcion...situated on the Paraguay River in the nordern part of Paraguay..a scene at the barca, ferry...crossing the RiverConcepcion is the commercial center of the region and serves as free port for southwestern Brasil, is also connected by Road and Railroad. tannaries I remember the most, and huge erva mate trade. Paraguayans...

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  • Mennonite Life

    The northern part of Paraguay is known as the Chaco. This is a fairly unpopulated, desolate area. The temperatures in the summer months can hit an average of about 50C degrees, which makes life very difficult. Russian and Canadian mennonites settled in the Chaco region in the 1920's, and have two fairly large settlements - Filadelfia, and Loma...

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  • Iglesia de Yaguaron

    About 45 min out of Asuncion there is a small town called Yaguaron. Just by the main road you can see an old, colonial Franciscan church. The most important feature is the fact of many amerindian arts and crafts. The guarani indians became famous for his musical instruments and religious wooden carves. The church is full of them. The doors, the...

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  • Natural Suicide

    Visit the Museum in Filadelfia and you'll want to see this skull...seriously! All records show death was from natural causes...but who needs records!

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  • The Green Hell

    If you want a 6 hour bumpy ride that takes you well into the interior of South America, you can mingle with some of the native indians who are now populating more of this area. More widely known as the Chaco, this is probably the hardest place settlers could have tried to survive in. Yet, the Mennonites have been able to turn it into the most well...

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  • in the Countryside

    just outside from Accuncion..in 1971Life was hart and slow going. Campesinos seldom saw a Car, not to mention a Taxi, with people who must be very rich.Nonetheless, they're Hospitality made us very humble and also very grateful. On a hot Day, nothing is more delicous than a Lemonquench!A Mate-tea and a friendly chat.

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  • Near the city of Encarnacion...

    Near the city of Encarnacion are the the Jesuit missiones ruins which are over 200 years old. The photo is of the largest of the missions in the area Jesús.

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  • If you are a...

    If you are a history/art/religion bluff, try to make a tour visiting the churches or ruins from the jesuits and other religious orders. Paraguay was probably the place of the first modern utopia. The 'reducciones guraniticas' were places where the missionaries teached indians crafts, music and other jobs. The missions were so powerful economically...

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  • The 'cattle drives' made...

    The 'cattle drives' made popular by American films have long been a tradition in this area going back long before the film industry. The 'vaquero' is a truly special breed of person. There are many names applied to these men, cowboys, wranglers, herders, gauchos, cowpoke, buckaroos, and paniolos, they are all vaqueros with the same proud...

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  • As in their neighbouring...

    As in their neighbouring State of Argentina, the vaqueros reign supreme as the mainstays of the cattle industry.

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