Posts tagged Asunción

Uruguay – Of Buildings and Beaches

With the weather heating up in Asunción, Paraguay, my family and I decided to cool off for a few days during the off-season in Montevideo and Punta del Este, Uruguay, before the summer crowd arrived on vacation.  Thousands of visitors descend each year on Uruguay during the January-February summer season to escape the summer heat and spend t [...]

Ten Reasons to Visit Paraguay (A Sati...

Ten Reasons to Visit Paraguay (A Satire)
Dear Reader, Here is a list of reasons why you should come to visit Paraguay. 10. Pretend you’re a gaucho at a cattle ranch in the Chaco. 9.   Learn some Guaraní phrases and have no idea what you’re saying. 8.   Share some tereré with your ten newest Paraguayan friends. 7.   Search for old Alfredo Stroessner memorabilia. 6.   Speak Plattdeu [...]

One Month

One Month
 Yesterday marked the end of our first month in Paraguay.  I am shocked and dismayed when I think of how quickly it passed!  I can’t believe how fast the time passed.  What’s happened here in the past month?  Here’s a snapshot for posterity: The weather has been schizophrenic, as befits the middle of winter.  We weathered [...]