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....

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...

Brand new modern house for sale in Piribebuy

Brand new modern house for sale in Piribebuy

The small country town of Piribebuy is located in the hill country approximately 80 km from Asuncion. It is a peaceful picturesque area. All around are green open spaces, hills and crystal clear streams. Unsurprisingly given all that it is a popular resort area. Many...

Ongoing saga of a motorbike repair

Ongoing saga of a motorbike repair

This week is one that has been dominated by ongoing attempts to fix a problem with my motorbike. A repair that has dragged out over several days. It all began one afternoon at the beginning of the week when the speedometer stopped working. The needle swung back to...

Properties available in the Paraguayan countryside

Properties available in the Paraguayan countryside

Out in the Paraguayan countryside there are many properties awaiting new owners. Far more than there are buyers out there to purchase them. The result of which is that potential buyer will have many places to choose between. If they can only track down properties that...

12th August every year Town parade in Piribebuy

12th August every year Town parade in Piribebuy

Every year 12th August is the date of the town parade in Piribebuy. That date marks the anniversary of the Battle of Piribebuy in 1869. This was one of the final battles in the War of the Triple Alliance. At the time of the battle Piribebuy had for some months been...