Make a safer, more low-key Rio de Janeiro found on a mighty river, and you will start to realise why the main city of the small, tropical nation — bordered by Bolivia, Argentina, and South america — is really captivating. Flowering trees, decrepit, colorful Colonial and medieval structures, a turbulent history, excellent museums (don’t miss the contemporary art at Museo del Barro), exquisite (and ridiculously cheap) handicrafts, a good amount of excellent street food, and beguiling neighborhoods like Barrio San Jerónimo get this to walkable city among the world’s best urban destinations. Regardless of the dozy daytime vibe, Asuncion includes a lively nightlife, because that’s once the temperature dips (relatively speaking). Kick it within the Plaza having a tereré (cold mate tea, frequently spiked with fresh medicinal herbs known as yuyos), eat the softball-sized empanadas and chipa guazu (a cheesy, soufflé-like cornbread) from legendary Lido Bar, or sample the new juices and tres leches cake from El Bolsi. Paraguay’s relaxed vibe may have you reconsidering your go back to reality. Which reminds me, you will find direct flights from Miami.
Places To Stay: Even though you don’t get homesick, the Black Cat Hostel seems like family. Mother-daughter duo Lilia Valdez and Violeta Colman (and furry feline accomplice Mathias) opened up Paraguay’s first hostel in ’09, and also you won’t find more gracious hosts. Situated in a hundred years-old former private home, the Black Cat is cool, safe, spotless, and located. And also at $9 every night, the cost is most definitely right.
Bonus Destination: Concepción
Concepción is technically a four-hour bus ride from Asuncion (but be ready for your way to consider to 12 hrs, pending road and weather conditions). The 18th-century river port, referred to as Paraguay’s “Pearl from the North,” includes a multicultural air affected by early European and Arabian immigrants, in addition to crumbling colonial structures along with a friendly, easy vibe. Remain at Granja El Roble, a captivating farm just outdoors of town. The British-speaking proprietors may also arrange tours, and rooms play $25 every night. Your meals are excellent and largely created on-site.
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