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Meet the Myths

In Paraguay you will often hear reference to a number of strange creatures roaming the country. The so-called “Mitos” (or “myths”...
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The 12 Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Twelve chippers selling Eleven hammocks swinging Ten harpists playing Nine yuyeros mashing Eight...
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The Metal March

This Saturday Paraguay´s metalhead community held a march through downtown Asuncion. Yes, you read that correctly, the metalhead community. The...
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Latin American Film Festival – Latin American Film Festival

Going to the movies is very affordable in Asunción- weekday tickets cost Gs. 20,000 (approximately US $ 4) and matinee...
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PY Agenda: Ahendú & Indigenous Handicraft Fair, Boggiani Museum

In the PY Agenda series I share a roundup of upcoming events. Subscribe to the Discovering Paraguay Facebook page for more event recommendations! The...

Crossing into Bolivia – Cruzando a Bolivia

There are many things about the Chaco that seem like a mystery. Chief among them for adventurous tourists may be...
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Rag blanket

After a lovely mid-June heat wave known as the “veranillo de San Juan” it´s back to cool winter days and...
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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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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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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”...