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Asuncion (Departamento) Travel Guide: 148 reviews and 191 photos

Inesperada Asunción

Although Paraguay is not so far from Uruguay, I had never been there before; an unexpected trip to Iguassu falls let me spend a few days in this "brother country". Both countries have a common history (not a nice one, for sure); sad episodes of our past join us, despite they are very different places.
Everybody had told me about Asuncion "do not expect too much; it is not a nice city"; I was there only for two days, but I was immediately attracted to it... I found a very picturesque city, with beautiful colonial buildings, lush vegetation everywhere, and a magnificent bay; but what impressed me most was the warmth of the people.
Of course, a couple of days are not enough to know a place (a whole life is?), so here you will find only a few impressions... and the wish to come back some day.


Aunque Paraguay no se encuentra lejos de Uruguay, you nunca había estado allí antes; un inesperado viaje a las cataratas del Iguazú me dio la oportunidad de pasar unos pocos días en este "país hermano". Ambos países tienen una historia en común (nada agradable, por cierto); episodios tristes nos unen, a pesar de tratarse de lugares tan diferentes.
Todo el mundo me había dicho "no esperes demasiado de Asunción; no es una ciudad linda"; estuve allí solamente un par de días, pero me sentí inmediatamente atraída por ella... Encontré una ciudad muy pintoresca, con hermosos edificios coloniales, vegetación exuberante por todos lados y una magnífica bahía; pero lo que más me impresionó fue la calidez de su gente.
Claro que un par de días no son suficientes para conocer un lugar (lo es una vida entera?) por lo que encontrarán aquí sólo unas pocas impresiones... y el deseo de volver algún día.

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  • Last visit to Asuncion (Departamento): Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 4, 2004
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  • Plateaubob's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2005 at 6:28 PM

    Muchas gracias, Andal, for your very insightful observations of Asuncion. For some crazy reason , I have an obsession with Paraguay and I hope to leave Canada and head south soon. (Montevideo might be nice to see also!) :-)

  • reon80's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2005 at 11:12 AM

    Great advice, thank you!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2004 at 5:04 PM

    an interesting place & great pics ! ...Dr.Scholl seems to be known well all over the world !

  • Maillekeul's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2004 at 2:55 PM

    Great pics, great tips, great bilingual job...

  • quime's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2004 at 3:23 PM

    Gracias por esta pagina, aunque tal vez nunca viaje a paraguay, paginas como la tuya le despiertan a uno el interes por el lugar. keep the good work!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2004 at 12:19 AM

    A very interesting page on this country, one that is not often heard about in the news! Great photos of its attractions and historical sights!

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2004 at 5:43 AM

    Cacaupe es guarani para marihuana. Por eso el indio vio virgenes, andaba fumao... (-;

  • DanielF's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2004 at 11:52 AM

    Evocadoras e inspiradas palabras sobre este rinconcito prácticamente desconocido de Sudamérica. Ojalá pueda conocer algún día el Chaco en toda su inmensidad.

  • chris_i79's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2004 at 10:05 AM

    Great opening pic of Asuncion....The tall building on the right is my former appartment!!! Thanks for taking me back.

  • Christianne's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2004 at 9:53 PM

    Great info and pictures! Thanks!

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