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Roookie
Jun 11th, 2012, 03:38 PM
Hi....I'm going to Asunción next week. Bussiness trip. I'll be there for 2 weeks. I'd like to know about nice places to visit there.

Thanks :)

spiceboy
Jun 11th, 2012, 03:46 PM
Hi....I'm going to Asunción next week. Bussiness trip. I'll be there for 2 weeks. I'd like to know about nice places to visit there.

Thanks :)

2 weeks in Paraguay? :hysteric:

Best place to visit in Paraguay is Ciudad del Este. Reason? It's only 20 min. drive from the Iguazu Falls in the border with Brazil and Argentina. Apart from that, Paraguay is just :facepalm:

Roookie
Jun 11th, 2012, 04:02 PM
2 weeks in Paraguay? :hysteric:

Best place to visit in Paraguay is Ciudad del Este. Reason? It's only 20 min. drive from the Iguazu Falls in the border with Brazil and Argentina. Apart from that, Paraguay is just :facepalm:

I was doing some searching in youtube and it indeed doesn't look very insteresting :lol:. But I definitely want to visit the Iguazu Falls. Thanks.

Hayato
Jun 11th, 2012, 05:02 PM
2 weeks in Paraguay? :hysteric:

Best place to visit in Paraguay is Ciudad del Este. Reason? It's only 20 min. drive from the Iguazu Falls in the border with Brazil and Argentina. Apart from that, Paraguay is just :facepalm:

Hmm have you ever actually been there? :scratch:
Ciudad del Este is corrupt as hell and there's nothing to see there. Just cheap goods. Pass through it if you're going to Iguazu :D

Asuncion is beautiful! You don't know what it's like until you go there. I stayed around a week, it was an eye-opening experience. Of course, it's not your London or New York, you have to go out of your way to find the sights. Lots of beautiful colonial churches and palaces to see. International cuisines, especially really good Italian food. I think 2 weeks is a very long time for just Asuncion itself, unless you just plan on relaxing with maté and spending a lot of time on the river. There are a few national parks with waterfalls and endemic butterflies outside the city and some lakes too, but I didn't go there. I think 2 or 3 days would be enough.

Everyone will probably tell you Paraguay is really poor, and it's very true. There are shanty towns visible from the Presidential Palace and it's quite dirty. But i'm guessing you're more open-minded and adventurous than the average tourist. There is still a lot of wealth around in Asuncion. Paraguay had the 3rd fastest growing economy in the world in 2010 (after Qatar and Singapore). It's definitely worth the effort visiting. For me, the people were the warmest and friendliest in all of South America. They will definitely be kind and helpful to you if you ask them for directions or things to see. :yeah:

Roookie
Jun 11th, 2012, 05:22 PM
Hmm have you ever actually been there? :scratch:
Ciudad del Este is corrupt as hell and there's nothing to see there. Just cheap goods. Pass through it if you're going to Iguazu :D

Asuncion is beautiful! You don't know what it's like until you go there. I stayed around a week, it was an eye-opening experience. Of course, it's not your London or New York, you have to go out of your way to find the sights. Lots of beautiful colonial churches and palaces to see. International cuisines, especially really good Italian food. I think 2 weeks is a very long time for just Asuncion itself, unless you just plan on relaxing with maté and spending a lot of time on the river. There are a few national parks with waterfalls and endemic butterflies outside the city and some lakes too, but I didn't go there. I think 2 or 3 days would be enough.

Everyone will probably tell you Paraguay is really poor, and it's very true. There are shanty towns visible from the Presidential Palace and it's quite dirty. But i'm guessing you're more open-minded and adventurous than the average tourist. There is still a lot of wealth around in Asuncion. Paraguay had the 3rd fastest growing economy in the world in 2010 (after Qatar and Singapore). It's definitely worth the effort visiting. For me, the people were the warmest and friendliest in all of South America. They will definitely be kind and helpful to you if you ask them for directions or things to see. :yeah:

Thank you very much :wavey:

Hayato
Jun 11th, 2012, 06:11 PM
Thank you very much :wavey:

Sorry, I just read that it's for a business trip. :lol: Hope you enjoy it there.

McPie
Jun 12th, 2012, 02:59 AM
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spiceboy
Jun 12th, 2012, 07:49 AM
Hmm have you ever actually been there? :scratch:
Ciudad del Este is corrupt as hell and there's nothing to see there. Just cheap goods. Pass through it if you're going to Iguazu :D


Yeah, I've been there and the only reason I recommended Ciudad del Este is because its proximity with Iguazu Falls as I stated. Ciudad del Este is a shithole, yes but at least you have one of the must-see places in the world 20 minutes away :p