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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[…]

Northern Irishman in Paraguay

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[…]

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[…]

World Borders: How to get from Argentina to Paraguay (Iguazu to Ciudad del Este via Brazil)

In my series on World Borders, here’s how to get from Argentina to Paraguay (via Brazil), yes you will end up going from Puerto Iguazu to Foz do Iguacu and onwards into Ciudad del Este. This is a complete guide from my journey. OK so there are a few different ways to cross the border Read more about World Borders: How to get from Argentina to Paraguay (Iguazu to Ciudad del Este via Brazil)[…]

Bus in Asuncion Paraguay

Backpacking in Paraguay: Mayhem of…Ciudad Del Este

I will and do mention Lonely Planet a lot, and I have to say I find it a really helpful, useful and worthwhile guide to have on my travels. Most of the information is excellent, but some things are often neglected (for example Black Cat hostel in Asuncion, Guesthouse Amice in Paramaribo, the dangers of Read more about Backpacking in Paraguay: Mayhem of…Ciudad Del Este[…]

Rural Paraguay By Bus

This was one of the surprises of my recent travels. Not expecting much from Paraguay and actually using it as a mere stepping stone to get from Uruguay to Argentina to Brazil and then onwards to Bolivia. Somehow sandwiched Paraguay threw up some interesting experiences, none more so than this special bus journey as the Read more about Rural Paraguay By Bus[…]

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