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South America » Paraguay » Asunciòn » Villarrica March 27th 2011

Hi All, Now to continue from where I left off. Sorry about not saying "good-bye" with the last entry but in some places you have to pay to use the internet and the money ran out that you have to put into a control box to use some computers. Paraguay. I believe that I was at the stage where Patty, "Frisky's" brother came on the scene at the village of Cosme. He had been working in Australia for some 28 years in the building industry, in Qld. and N.S.W. He too was also another "Frisky" fathering many children to an number of women, I think he had 2 marriages. Paddy's English was good although heavily accented. He talked about this life in Australia and also the lives of the early settlers in Cosme. He could recall ... read more

South America » Paraguay » Concepcion March 27th 2011

Spali sme skoro do 12, rano prsalo ale velmi to nepomohlo teplo je aj tak. Dnes bola nedela, vsetko pozatvarane, nikde nikto a tak sme cely den len prelezali. Uz sa vobec necudujeme ludom zijucim v takychto teplych krajinach ze cele dni len sedia a nic nerobia. Stanik vcera zabil svaba, dneska ho objavili mravce a tak si ho po kuskoch pomaly odnasaju. Chodia len popri stene a tak nam nevadia a aspon sa tu nieco deje. Navecer mesto ozilo, ludia konecne povychadzali von. Vsetci tu jazdia na motorkach, dost casto velmi mlado vyzerajuce deti, skoro ziadne auta. We slept till 12, it was raining but it is very hot anyway. It was Sunday, everything closed, nobody to be seen and so we just spend whole day lying in bed. We dont anymore wonder while people ... read more

South America » Paraguay » Concepcion March 26th 2011

Vacsinou sa snazime byt na autobusovej stanici pre istotu aspon pol hodiku pred odchodom autobusu. Dnes nam to nejak nevyslo a z hotelu sme odisli asi hodinu pred odchodom nasho spoju. Cesta na miestnu stanicu nam vatsinou trvala okolo pol hodinku a tak sme sa ani velmi neponahlali. Ako naschval nas sofer sa rozhodol chytit kazdu cervenu ktora sa dala. S kazdou pribudajucou minutou sme si boli menej a menej isty ci to stihneme, spoliehali sme sa vsak, ze nas aubobus bude meskat ako obycajne. Nakoniec sme sa na stanicu dostali asi 10 minut po oficialnom odchode, nastastie tam stale bol a tak sme len nalozili veci a hned sa aj pohli. Este ani raz sa nam nestalo aby tu autobus odisiel na cas, 10minutove meskanie je velmi dobry cas, mozno za to mohlo meno tejto ... read more
na ceste/ on a way
na ceste/ on a way
na ceste/ on a way

South America » Paraguay » Asunciòn » Villarrica March 25th 2011

Hi Everyone, As Mary has so far done all the blogs I thought that I should give it go, so here geos. I believe that Paraguay is our next adventure and what a surprise it turned out. PARAGUAY. Please bear with me as I explain the reasons why we went to Paraguay. Firstly it is not a well know counrty in Australia, but Australia has a connection with Paraguay that not many people know about- but now a short history about this country. Of all the countries in S.A. Paraguay is unique. On its flag it has two coats of arms-one on each side. There are two official languages spoken (Spanish and Guaranies) and it is very common to use both when they speak to each other. Since 1952 until 1989 it was ruled by a ... read more

South America » Paraguay » Asunciòn » Villarrica March 25th 2011

Hi All, At 7.15 a.m. Mr. Woods, Mary and I set off for Cosme ,the second settlement of the Australian pioneers in Paraguay. This village is about 220Km. S.E. of Asuncion. We were traveling parallel to the railway line that the settlers used when setting up at New Australia. They got off at Villarrica then had to face a 3 days journey by ox-cart to their new life. The railway was closed about 15 years ago but the old stations and the odd old steam engine can still be found. Villarrica (pronounced Via-rica) is a large unattractive town but it is well known for its artists and musicians. Mr Wood's cousin is a very well known and famous cartoonist, although little known in Australia. After here the next port of call was Caazapa (Car ah zapa) ... read more

South America » Paraguay March 25th 2011

V noci sme sa velmi nevyspali, ako sme ocakavali bolo velmi dusno, ale stan sme radsej neotvarali kvoli hmyzu. Najprv sme sa cestickou cez hustu vegetaciu vybrali k vodopadu Guarani, v podstate taky potocik padajuci z vysky asi 7 metrov. Neskor sme sa dalsou cestickou pomaly vybrali k vychodu. Okolo nas husta vegetacia a kopu poletujucich motylov. Zrazu ma z nicoho nic zacalo nieco hrozne pichat v stehne, nastastie sme mali pinzetu a Stanik mi s nou vybral hrozivo vyzerajuci trn/zihadlo, nevieme co to bolo ani ako sa to tam dostalo. Po tom zazitku jedine na co som myslela bolo ako sa co najrychlejsie dostat na koniec chodnicka. Coskoro sa pred nami vynorila luka a na nej ruiny byvalej bane na zelezo. Odtialto to bol len kusok k vychodu a po asi hodinke sme sa dostali ... read more
Parque Nacional Ybycui
Parque Nacional Ybycui
Parque Nacional Ybycui

South America » Paraguay March 24th 2011

Rano pri snidani jsme sledovali dalsi demonstraci - tentokrate asi taxikari. Busy mestke dopravy nastesti jezdili normalne. Chystali jsme se do narodniho parku Ybucui, jizne od Asuncionu. Jelo nam to v 11 a sofer na slibil, ze nam urcite zastavi co nejblize parku a odtud to bude jen 5km pesky. Ale jak uz to chodi, nejak na nas zapomnel a my se ocitli az ve vesnici Ybucui. Odtud to bylo asi 30 km, nastesti nas bus jel hned zpatky a vyhodil nas na tom samem miste kde jsme meli uz asi hodinu byt. Zkousel to na nas pan ridic, aby jsme mu zase zaplatili za tech 30 km, ale jen jsme mu rekli, ze je to jeho chyba, asi mu doslo, ze od nas uz zadne penize neuvidi, tak toho nechal. Tech 5 km se nam ... read more
Asuncion
nas autobus/ our bus
nas autobus/ our bus

South America » Paraguay » Asunciòn March 23rd 2011

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 ... read more
Asuncion - Palacio de Gobierno
Asuncion - limetkovnik/ limetree
Asuncion - demonstracia/ demonstration

South America » Paraguay » Asunciòn » Villarrica March 23rd 2011

Dear Friends, I have spent one week in Paraguay, very fruitful for my future, and I think I can do with 1 post only. Well, the 1st 2 things you think of about Paraguay are: - Corruption and criminals paradise (not only the nazis) - Larissa Riquelme, the paraguyan model who got super famous at the last World Cup. Remember the phone ? So, From Rio de Janeiro I flew to Benuos Aires on the 16th, then to Asuncion in the evening. Basically I decided to go to Paraguay because we (Tonio and me) met some german guys in Bahia who talked about the business they conduct here. Funny story, the guys went for dinner @ Toni Pizza. When they realized Tonio speaks german, and the pizzas are very good, they came back twice the following ... read more
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South America » Paraguay » Asunciòn March 22nd 2011

Rano pri plateni za nasu izbu som poziadala o zlavu kvoli svabom vyliezajucim z kupelne a prekvapivo sme ju dostali, neuveritelnych 8000 guaranii - asi 1.5 dolaru. Cesta autobusom bola zdlhava, zastavovalo sa uplne vsade, uplne kazdemu kto zamaval. Niekedy sa zastavilo aby sme niekoho nabrali a asi tak 100 metrov /doslova/ sa zastavovalo znova. Tiez sa stale zastavovalo roznym predajcom predavajucim hlavne jedlo ale tiez vselico ine. Skusili sme chipu a obidvom nam velmi chutila. Nakoniec sme do Asuncionu dorazili so skvelym, ani nie 2 hodinovych oneskorenim. Prva vec ako obycajne bolo najst nejake ubytovanie. Ja som ostala s vecami a Stanik sa vybral nieco najst. Pri tom ho zastavili policajti, musel sa legitimovat a ukazat vsetko co mal pri sebe - prvy krat co tu sme. Vsade po celom Paraguayi vysia plagaty Lilian, predsednicky ... read more
chipa
Lillian a Horacio




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