Paraguay Warnings and Dangers

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Paraguay Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch your bags

    Its true in most crowded markets and the same holds true here. The streets are narrow and lots of traffic ...its a pickpocket haven . I have to say we roamed around freely though and had no problems at all.

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  • Do not carry small children

    Wasting a journey in Ciudad del Este is not for any person because it is stressing and tiring, from this reason it is not advisable to carry small children in the trip. The movement is really intense, many times it is almost impossible to walk because of bags, packages and pulled baskets that flood the streets, as well as taxis, vans, ambulant...

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  • Driving in paraguay

    do not assume that people will give way to you at a junction. they won't. i would reccomend not driving, but ifd you must... be extremely careful. and try not to get too offended by people driving recklessly, as it seems to be accepted out there. CHILL.

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  • COWS XING! ... and more ...

    In more rural area's cows will walk the roads; also at night! In the villages stray dogs will walk the roads (and drunken men at fridaynight when they get there weekly pay).

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  • Taxi's. Poor car quality.

    Paraguyan taxis are not the best of the world.Once I took one in the capital and the drivers first ask me for moneu to get petrol for the ride. Thereafter he had to downshift gears 3 times to come across a 30 meter hill.Just keep your pace. At the end you will reach your destination.

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  • P O T H O L E S

    Potholes can be a real trouble. A stretch of the Trans-Chaco road has a bad surface and the heavy cattle trucks cause more and more holes.Also in the capital Asuncion big holes are created by tropical rainfall when the sewer system cannot cope the amount of water and the base of the road is swept away underneath the surface.

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  • Common Sense

    Paraguay is one of the poorer countries in South America. Like a lot of Latin America the spread between the rich and the poor is great. Parguay is no more dangerous than any other develping country, however if you do not use common sense and flash expensive equipment or money people will target you......Just like anywhere else!

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  • Don't even look at your watch...

    Don't even look at your watch when you're in Paraguay. They don't use a clock. We waited for a bus for about half an hour and then they told us we were even lucky, it showed up.People take their time. Can't mannage today, we'll see again tomorrow. No need to rush or anything.

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  • Make SURE that you get a...

    Make SURE that you get a proper visa stamp. Some of the 'packer kids were getting rousted for imprompu 'fines' when they tried to leave because they didn't have proper visas. This is mostly a problem for overlanders. The airport visas are usually correct. It is a special problem for 'packers coming in from Brazil.

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  • You can find panhandling kids...

    You can find panhandling kids on every major traffic light or people who will offer you to keep an eye on your car or even wash it while it's parked. It's a little confusing for the tourist but relax. Just give a few coins maybe 200-500 guaranies (about $0.05-0.10) and the kids will be more than happy. It's unlikely any refused 'park attendant'...

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  • If you want to visit Iguazu...

    If you want to visit Iguazu falls from Asuncion and you can afford it, try to fly there. The problem is crossing the border. Ciudad del Este, a town that boomed with the construction of Itaipu dam and smuggling, have the only bridge connecting Brazil and Paraguay. The problem is the bridge traffic collapses with thousands of pedestrians who take...

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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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