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Is it worth it to go to Paraguay?
12 years ago, December 26th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #97527  
Hey.I am currently in Manaus gonna go to Brazilia then to Iguazu falls.From there we have a option to go to Argentina(which we wont do,TOO EXPENSIVE!!)or to Bolivia,or Paraguay.Is Paraguay worth it?I hear it is kind of boring.Did anybody do paraguay.U think I should go?And also it is pretty hot this time of year.But I dont mind the heat....but wondering if it is interesting at all or not...
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12 years ago, December 27th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #97540  
Hello Pinchas 😊

I would like to go there, because anyplace so untouristed has to be intereresting.

On my last trip to S. America I was deciding between Uruguay and Paraguay. I choose Uruguay, because it seems a bit safer for lone women travellers. If I was travelling with my boyfriend, I would like to visit Paraguay. Next time maybe. 😊

Anyway, to make up your mind, maybe check out the blogs that TravelBlog members have written about Paraguay.

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12 years ago, January 9th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #98925  
We dipped our toes into Paraguay

Collecting Border Stamps

but if time permitted would have liked to carry on!

don't right Argentina off because of costs - it is cheaper than Brazil and not far off the other coutnries if you are careful due to their currency being weak. Also the value and service is second to none! Reply to this

12 years ago, January 10th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #99006  
Oh well.We are going to Paraguay either way 😊 Reply to this

12 years ago, January 10th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #99016  
I didn't find Argentina to be expensive at all.
I was in Paraguay in 08.They'd just had their 1st democraticly elected govt after 60years of oppresion .They had a terrible ,corrupt king ,I think ,maybe President, for 20years so when a millitary dictator took control in the 60s he was suported by most Paraguayans.He turned out to be even worse than the old leader and ruled with an iron fist.Long story short ,when I was there they were in their 1st year of democracy and noone was ready to trust the change yet ,NOONE smiled.It was the saddest place I've ever been and everyone looked at me with suspicion.I'm never 1 to accept defeat so I made it my challenge to make as many people as possible smile.I was happy to find that after 10 mins of chatting with hotel workers or shop keepers ,taxi drivers ect they would eventually smile and whenever they saw you after that they would grin like idiots.It was like I opened a floodgate.
It is now 2years later and I hope that people are more trusting and happier but if it's still like 2008 then ,as long as you watch your back, you will have an eye opening time.
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12 years ago, January 10th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #99019  

I didn't find Argentina to be expensive at all.

Good to hear that. I am planning to fly into Buena Aires, on my next visit to S. America.

As regards Brazil, I didnt find it expensive in general, but the long distance bus fares were so expensive, that they made the trip expensive overall.
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12 years ago, January 12th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #99418  
Indeed, Argentina is quite expensive compared to other South American countries but compared to the UK and Brazil, it's very cheap! A nice big steak and a bottle of wine from the supermarket is a bout £3. Nice! Reply to this

12 years ago, January 13th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #99612  
People,people,people!Brazil is damn expensive!Im now in Paraguay and it is soooooo CHEAP.According to Wikipidia it is the cheapest country in the world!The best meat btw is from Paraguay.So if you want to eat quality steaks come here!It doesnt seem to be much to do here.But I am staying at a friends house.And she is showing us the special places here.Looks like its going to be a good 3 weeks full of adventure before heading to La Paz!😊 Reply to this

11 years ago, May 21st 2011 No: 9 Msg: #136793  
My answer is probably a bit late! If you were going for steak, I'd have to disagree with Pini and say it was Uruguay that had the best steaks, It seems to be an insult for a Uruguayan if the steak doesn't melt in the mouth!
As for Paraguay, well I went for a short time, was trying to get a boat up to Bolivia, that fell through and before I knew it, I had got myself a job and ended up living a good year there and as a solitary female I found it perfectly safe! After a year, my Spanish has improved no end! Total immersion as it's pretty untouristy and because I was living in the centre which is far from being the posh part of town, there were very few tourists and usually in groups!!
I loved living in Paraguay!!! Reply to this

11 years ago, May 22nd 2011 No: 10 Msg: #136796  
Agrees with Ornelia. The best steak I have ever eaten was in Uraguay. That is a big statement coming from an Australian but in Colonia I had a fillet that melted in my mouth like fresh marshmallow. Delicious
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9 years ago, January 24th 2013 No: 11 Msg: #165475  
We loved Paraguay - non touristic, quite authentic, safe and people are really nice and helpful. If you have time it is worth checking;-) see more on our blog..
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