Buenas to Paraguay

Asuncion
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After reading up online of “what to do in Asuncion”, it came quite clear that not many people had decided to travel here, and the ones that did shared the reasoning of “become your own tour guide around the city” and “have fun trying to find things to do”.

    1. Local food – Sitting outside on what was supposedly the “high street” of Asuncion, we opted for a beer and some local food. The HUGE empanadas that came out were delicious.
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    2.  Presidential house – after wandering aimlessly, we spotted on a map the presidents house. I wouldn’t describe this as anywhere near as close to “The White House” standard in Washington. I guess presidents don’t that good of luxury in comparison.
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    3. Hotel with old school TV – A TV with a large back, now I don’t think I’ve seen one of those for a while.

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  1. Shop selling old school things – Many of the shops are selling things such a faxes and the old school style calculators. I thought they stopped making those, but they must of shipped the all out to Paraguay.
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  2. Shopping for new bag and clothes – Luckily enough for me after having my bag stolen, there were a few huge malls in Asuncion and things were allot cheaper here than they would have been in Brazil, so I splashed out. I got myself a smaller backpack, so now I had two small backpacks (one with wheels!!). My clothes ranged changed from the traditional backpacker to a rucksack full of nicer t-shirts, branded shirts and shorts. (Nishma may have had an influence here).imageimage6. Paseo Camilita Area – We found an area in the evening to go to which had a few restaurants. In fact, it felt like you could have been in a completely different city hanging around this area, more modernised with the “more affluent” Paraguayans being found here.
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    7. Ghost town in evenings – After 5pm, everyone completely closes down and the streets are completely dead. It’s like a rule that no-one stays on the streets after dark. Feeling kind of unsafe in these areas hanging around, especially as there are many guards with huge guns. Every house contained in a barred gates surrounding

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    8. Friendly people – All the people we met in Paraguay, locals that is, all very friendly. Albeit no English being spoken anywhere, our little knowledge of Spanish was able to allow us to initiate basic conversations and the Paraguayans would dumb down their Spanish to converse with us.

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