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My Top 5 Capital Cities From Around The World!!!

I thought recently about all the capital cities I’ve been to and how they don’t always live up to expectations. I’ve been to capital cities in about 55 of the 80 countries I’ve backpacked through and thought it was a good moment to do a top 5. I write this post from one of them Read more about My Top 5 Capital Cities From Around The World!!![…]

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Top 5 Things to see and do in Asuncion, Paraguay

I LOVE it when people ask me about South America and they say “did you go to Rio or Bariloche?” Because the answer is “no” and quite frankly, I still don’t really care that much about “on the beaten track cities”, which might explain how I got sentimental, inspired and perky on my visit to Read more about Top 5 Things to see and do in Asuncion, Paraguay[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Chipa in Paraguay

What is Chipa? Actually don’t answer that, let’s start with a “What is Paraguay?” Well you’ll never really know unless you go there, so I went there. As I caught a local bus across the border from Brazil (Foz do Iguacu to Ciudad del Este) I did ponder on why I was going there. But Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Chipa in Paraguay[…]

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The Day I…Was A Stranger in Paraguay

A bit of a change from the normal here on this post. This is an article I wrote for a travel magazine once which was never published and until now hasn’t seen the light of day. This was my introduction into Paraguay, the day I…was a stranger in Paraguay! This article is reproduced here in Read more about The Day I…Was A Stranger in Paraguay[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Paraguayan All You Can Eat Buffet!

Paraguay offers you an alternative experience to the rest of South America as I seen it. Here in Asuncion, the country’s capital city, tourists are few and far between. Even staying at the city’s best hostel (by a country mile) The Black Cat, the rooms weren’t full and you could kind of tell you were Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Paraguayan All You Can Eat Buffet![…]

Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys

As a traveller, long distance buses become a way of life and part of the travel routine. I personally love them – a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else drive you to your destination. Almost every bus journey I take becomes a real chance to see unique scenery from a distance. Read more about Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys[…]

Asuncion to Luque to Santa Cruz De La Sierra (Leaving Paraguay for Bolivia): Wrong Bus, Late Flight and Freebies

This is not my exact bus that I boarded to leave behind the city of Asuncion, as I had no time to take a photo of that. But this is what it looked like! It was a very quick process and despite being rushed for time, my departure from Paraguay came with a delay. It Read more about Asuncion to Luque to Santa Cruz De La Sierra (Leaving Paraguay for Bolivia): Wrong Bus, Late Flight and Freebies[…]

Last Train To Nowhere: Touring The Dis-Used Train Station in Asuncion, Paraguay

If I had to list my favourite method of travel, it would probably be train travel (just edging being onboard a boat). Not only have I watched many documentaries on train travel, but I have a fascination with railway stations the world over – whether used or not. So I found out at some point Read more about Last Train To Nowhere: Touring The Dis-Used Train Station in Asuncion, Paraguay[…]