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Discovering Paraguay on “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”

After having to keep it "ñeembegue" (quiet) for a few months I am very happy to announce I will be...
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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...
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Chipa anytime, anywhere – Chipa anytime

Chipa is consumed throughout the day in Paraguay (if you are unfamiliar with chipa listen to my interview on KCRW´s Good...
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Money in Guaraní – Money in Guaraní

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Money, cash, dough, it makes the world go round. In Paraguay the slang for money is "pirá piré" which literally means...
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June is for San Juan – June is for San Juan

In Paraguay the month of June is synonymous with the celebration of the “Día de San Juan” (Day of San Juan, also...
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Strawberries! – ¡Frutillas!

This week´s post is short and sweet. To foriegners from places where the winter is truly unforgiving Paraguayan winter is...
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The 4 R’s of Environmentalism in Paraguay – Las 4 R’s de la Ecología...

In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) I thought I´d talk about the three Rs of environmentalism, Paraguay style. Actually...
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Staying warm with a brazier – Chase away the cold with a brazier

Now that the cold snap has returned it is a good time to talk about the item the majority of...
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Advice for Newcomers p2

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Whether you're teaching, volunteering or relocating permanently in Paraguay, here are a couple of tips to get your started. Check out...
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Meet the Mitos: Karaí Octubre

In this first edition of Meet the Mitos we are going to discuss a very timely mito: “Karaí Octubre” “Karaí”...