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[…]

Jose Luis Chilavert, John Hart and Standing on The Pitch at Estadio Defensores Del Chaco *

Mixing football with travel can be easy, and also provide you with a good excuse to travel. All I would have needed to do then would be to take a leaf out of Shaun Schofield’s book and travel round the world watching Northern Ireland play football. Ironically I have a “leaf” in Shaun Schofield’s latest Read more about Jose Luis Chilavert, John Hart and Standing on The Pitch at Estadio Defensores Del Chaco *[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out In Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion was my hidden gem in South America. Unknown, under mined and neglected. In fact I must admit that before I even went there I had met LESS THAN 10 people who had ever been there. This city, my friends is the capital of the proud country of Paraguay. A place I want to go Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out In Asuncion, Paraguay[…]

Unknown Asuncion

When your wandering heart takes you to a wet, drizzly, quiet bus station on a Sunday night 8 kilometres from the less ventured capital city of Paraguay, you know you’ve struck gold. You know you are a traveller and you know that all those Spanish classes will come in handy in a land of unique, Read more about Unknown Asuncion[…]

Staying at The Black Cat – El Gato Negro, Asuncion, Paraguay

The Black Cat!!! This was a gem of a hostel for the ardent traveller. I had heard of it a few times even before my weary head popped up in the unknown Paraguayan capital city of Asuncion. The above yellow and brown building, shyly central, unadvertised and cosy, this hostel is one of my favourites. Read more about Staying at The Black Cat – El Gato Negro, Asuncion, Paraguay[…]

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[…]

World Borders: Where Paraguay Meets Brazil and Argentina, Tres Fronteras – Three Frontiers/Borders

Tres Fronteras (similar to the English phrase Three Frontiers) is exactly that – a treble border and the place where three countries meet. In this instance, Tres Fronteras is a part of land where you can see Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina (and be in one of them). But it’s not just bits of grass you’re Read more about World Borders: Where Paraguay Meets Brazil and Argentina, Tres Fronteras – Three Frontiers/Borders[…]

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[…]