Trains, Ghosts and Sawn-off Shotguns - Paraguay June 16th 2011 Ciudad del Este
Ciaran and I left the hostel in Foz and jumped on a city bus to the Friendship Bridge which spans the Río Paraná, the bordering river between Brazil and Paraguay.
As soon the bus had approached, the air had grown sour. For once it wasn't due to a trouser ghost.. The pollution in the air was horrendous. Car upon bus upon truck upon motorbike, vehicles covered the ... read more
South America » Paraguay In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70), Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory. It stagnated economically for the next half century. In the Chaco War of 1932-35, large, economically important areas were ... ... read more