Paraguay from every angle

Life, culture, landscapes. All that is Paraguay, and my life here

Teaching in Paraguay

Once I had arrived in Paraguay I could get to grips with what I had come here to do, teaching children English. From the capital once everyone had caught their breaths we relocated 80km into the interior where the project was to be set up. The chosen location was the...

How I came to Paraguay

Relocating from England to Paraguay is probably neither the most common nor obvious way of moving abroad so it would help if I explained a little of how it came about. Back in the later part of the last century there I was filling the days working in an English bank....

Where I make my home in the Paraguayan countryside

Where I make my home in the Paraguayan countryside

I have now been living in Paraguay for over 20 years. Throughout that time my home has been in the countryside. Before I describe where that is and what it is like I think some background is needed. When I first came out to Paraguay it was to teach English in a little...

So what is it like to live in Paraguay?

So what is it like to live in Paraguay?

So what is it like to live in Paraguay? That is a question that I am often asked. The answer in the most simple of terms is very pleasant. For anyone who is easy going, flexible and keen to get to know the local way of doing things it can be very rewarding. Even more...

Taking a day trip by bus into Asuncion

Taking a day trip by bus into Asuncion

I live a good life out in the Paraguayan countryside. I do though like however to take the occasional trip into Asuncion. In Asuncion I can do a little sightseeing around the city or visit one of the modern shopping malls. Visiting anything even vaguely resembling a...

Living a life in the Paraguayan countryside

Living a life in the Paraguayan countryside

For many people the most pleasurable aspect of Paraguay is it's countryside. Living there can be a very enjoyable thing to do. It is a relaxed and friendly place to be. An easy going lifestyle can be found here. One where in general terms everyone is left to live as...

Summer in Paraguay and it’s eventual end

Summer in Paraguay and it’s eventual end

Although Paraguay is warm for most of the year it is during the summer that the heat becomes the most extreme. The summer months here run from December to February. It is no coincidence that the schools have their long summer holiday over those months. Exactly how hot...

Paraguay’s national instrument the Paraguayan Harp

Paraguay’s national instrument the Paraguayan Harp

In June 2023 a 15 metre tall statue of a harp was installed along the Costanera in Asuncion. This is a monument to the Paraguayan harp the national instrument of Paraguay. The statue is made of metal and being positioned along the road leading from the airport to...

Heroes of the Chaco Bridge, Asuncion

Heroes of the Chaco Bridge, Asuncion

Heroes of the Chaco Bridge, or in Spanish, Puente Heroes del Chaco, is the newest addition to the Asuncion skyline. Crossing the River Paraguay it is clearly visible from as far away as the Bay of Asuncion. That is a few kilometres downstream. From there it dominates...

International food festival in Paraguari, Paraguay

International food festival in Paraguari, Paraguay

This weekend was as is normally the way warm and sunny in Paraguay. To make the weekend even better there was a festival to go to. That was held on Sunday in Paraguari. A festival of food. For the first time the town was hosting an International Food Festival. Judging...

Piribebuy has everything you need for living

Piribebuy has everything you need for living

The small country town of Piribebuy in Paraguay contains everything anyone living there would need. Everything for the daily business of making a home somewhere. It is though a country town. As such things like shopping malls, cinemas and international brand name...