"Asunción" Asunción by pieter_jan_v

Asunción Travel Guide: 85 reviews and 124 photos

The capital

Asuncion is a nice town in the sub-tropics with only 10 days of rain per year. I've lived here in 1981 and visited the country twice thereafter for 5 and 2 weeks.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:10 days with rain per year
  • Cons:Safe haven for criminals
  • In a nutshell:Paraguay's Capital
  • Last visit to Asunción: Jan 1999
  • Intro Updated Feb 26, 2011
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  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2014 at 4:47 AM

    Fascinating place. My fondest memory of Asuncion was the steam train ( long since gone now i understand) and the funniest, innocently i might add, staying in a hotel more normally rented by the hour though that probably applied to half the hotels there in those days.lol.

    • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
      Jul 27, 2014 at 5:23 AM

      Somewhere in our house are some 10000+ printed photos from our time in Paraguay. The best of those will be scanned someday and added here (for more good memories of course). PJ

    • wabat's Profile Photo
      Jul 27, 2014 at 5:40 AM

      I look forward to that.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Great tips on a country I know little of. Hope you do not mind me asking, but if you want to return ratings, please visit my Prague page? The link is Hlavni Mesto Praha Things to Do Tips by mvtouring. Thanks ;-)

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Good tips and photos. Paraguay is definitely someplace that is little known by most people of the world. Best from New Jersey, Bill

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2007 at 3:13 PM

    Must have been fascinating to live here all those years ago. Have just arrive1d here and am finding I need VT as a reference as there's so little in guidebooks or in the tourismos here.

  • Mar 27, 2007 at 4:38 PM

    Worth noting that the Post Office was originally built as ther home of a businessman who got rich selling supplies to both sides during the Guerra Grande (1864-1870) between Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. I would not mind living in it ;-3)

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    Aug 26, 2006 at 3:12 AM

    interesting bits of info. i´m very facinated by these south american outback places.

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