07.01.2013 - 11.02.2013 34 °C
Paraguay - Asunciontal of Paraguay and we weren't really sure what to expect. First impressions weren't the greatest as we trudged down a main street loaded with our packs in scorching humid heat surrounded by loud and smoggy buses racing past! Once we stepped into El Jardin hostel, our view changed. A lovely hostel complete with garden and pool it felt like a different world.
Ascuncion is unlike any other South American capital city, it feels less hectic and you can sense a great divide between the rich and poor. The roads were packed with Mercedes-Benz cars both brand new and others from the 70's still chugging along. This was mirrored by the housing, shanty areas and opulent houses akin to Toorak in Melbourne.
There were some nice buildings to explore, South America's first train station and once interesting place was the huge 'Mercado Quatro'. The market was packed with alleyways and sold everything from hanging tripe to clothing and owls! Sadly this is the last city for us to explore on our journey through South America.