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How to make chipa

Another year, another Semana Santa, another chance to spend a day up to your elbows in “kure ñandy”(pig fat). Here’s...
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Karu Guazu

A “karu guazú” is a large meal intended to be shared with many people. The preparation of a “karu guazú” is...
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Semana Santa = Chipa

The activities of Semana Santa (Holy Week) leading up to Easter Sunday in Paraguay are, for the most part, similar...
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Fresh Milk – Leche Fresca

A friend I made in Paraguay recently spent some time in India. Looking at her photos I was struck by...
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´Tis the season for Clericó! – It’s Clerico Season!

All of Paraguay´s holiday traditions are on display as we enter the month of December. People are making the pilgrimage to Caacupé, setting...
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PY Agenda: Nature Lovers edition – For Nature Lovers

In the PY Agenda series I share a roundup of upcoming events. Subscribe to the Discovering Paraguay Facebook page for more event recommendations! Birding...
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A Month of Skinny Cows and Caña – A Month of Skinny Cows and...

August is traditionally considered to be a month of bad luck in Paraguay. It is the end of winter and people's...
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Tereré Rupa

Each day as the temperature rises, thousands of people across Paraguay reach for their weapon of choice against the heat:...
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The Multifaceted Guava – La Guayaba Multifacética

In many parts of the world guava is considered an exotic fruit, available only in specialty stores. In Paraguay guavas...
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Cherimoyas: Bizarre and Delicious – Cherimoyas: Strange and Delicious

One of the joys of Paraguay is the abundance of fruit. There are plenty of fruits available for sale in street...