Po Asuncione/ Around Asuncion

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March 23rd 2011
Published: March 28th 2011
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Rano sme sa vybrali na prehliadku mesta a zacali s Palacio de Gobierno /presidentsky palac/ strazeny nikde nechybajucimi vojakmi s brokovnicami. Po chvili sa sem prihnala nejaka demonstracia, na zaciatku to vyzeralo celkom dramaticky - este viac policajtov a vojakov, nejake to sacanie a krik. Neskor sme sa odtial pobrali prec a dav sa pohol tiez, samozrejme presne tym smerom ako mi. Niekolko nasledujucich blokov sme sa ocitli kracajuci pred demonstrujucim davom. Nas spolocny pochod sa skoncil na blizkom namesti, kde sa vatsinou len tak posedavalo, debatovalo, nechybalo pecene masko a rodinky s detmi. Hned za krasnym centrom mesta, hned oproti justicnemu palacu, za malym murikom sa dal vidiet slam. Bolo smutne vidiet vsetky tie baraky a spinu a 100 metrov od toho drahe zaparkovane auta. Napriek tomuto Asuncion na nas posobil ako pekne, ciste mesto plne starych colonialnych domov. Vecer sme videli dalsiu demonstraciu.

In the morning we went to see a centre of the town and started with Palacio de Gobierno /president palace/ guarded with ever present soldiers with rifles. After a while a demonstration came down here, in a beggining it looked quite dramatic - even more policemen and soldiers, few screams and shouting. Later when we walked away from there, the mob started to walk as well and of course in the same direction as us. So for a few block we happeded to be walking in front of demonstration as the leaders. Our common march ended up on a nearby square, where people where mostly sitting, talking drinking terere eating grilled meat and everywhere families with kids. Immediately behind the beautiful centre, right behind the justice palace, behind a little wall we could see a slum. It was sad to see all these shelters and dirt and 100 metres from there expensive cars parked. Despite this Asuncion apperead to be a nice clean city full of old colonial houses. In the evening we saw another demontration - no surprise here.

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