Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow May 18th 2008 I have almost come to the end of my last week here in Concepcion. After all my bitching and moaning and whining and winging, turns out I'm actually rather fond of the place, and even more so of the people. Having said that, the thought of only having a month left untill I will be home envokes a feeling not unlike a five year old waiting for christmas morning.
All the kids clubs this week were g ... read more
South America » Paraguay » Concepcion 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
When I started this thing I was a 20 year old Spanish and Italian student from the UK, spending 9 months in Paraguay with various adventures planned to the surrounding countries! I then went to Italy for a bit to try and remember how to speak Italian before my final year of uni.
Now, I am a 24 year old "adult" (allegedly) who will be spending 4 months doing the whole 'trans-siberia' thing getting the train home from China. Yay!... full info