The eighth stop in my trip around the world.
13.07.2012 - 17.07.2012 29 °C
On July 17th I left Mar del Plata, Argentina and continued my journey to Asuncion, Paraguay. The flight was not very long; it only lasted 5 hours and I travelled 1413. 50 kilometers. The flight had one stop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The cost for this flight was $500. I was so happy to be able to spend 7 full days in Asuncion, it is so pretty there. While I was in Asuncion I got to see the Asuncion Municipal Theatre, Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera, and the Casa de la Independencia. The Asuncion Municipal Theatre is a historical theatre that opened in the late 1844, and became very popular amongst local people. I went to the theatre to share in the lives in the locals. The cost of the shows are less than $10. Any performance featuring a harp is a must see. The harp is the Paraguay musical forte instrument. The theatre has lots of detail and vibrant colours. It was really beautiful to see.
The Centro Cultural Manzana de la Rivera is an antique city block transformed into a museum, library, theatre, and café complex. The nine colourful houses are a cultural symbol of Paraguay, and upon visiting them you really get to experience the life of the locals.
The Casa de la Independencia is the oldest building in Paraguay where Paraguayans declared independence in 1811. It was built in 1772 and is a quaint museum that features furniture, coins, and copies of speeches. Everything was written in Spanish which made it very hard to understand.
While in Asuncion I stayed at the Sheraton Asuncion Hotel. The staff were not fluent in English so it took a while to understand them. The hotel was located in front of places to go shopping and many restaurants. The rooms where clean and were a good size. I really enjoyed a South American restaurant nearby the hotel called Mburicao Restaurant. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and great food. I really enjoyed the chocolate soufflé for my dessert. Asuncion, Paraguay was such a cool place to visit, I was so happy to be able to spend a lot of time with the locals. My next stop will be Lima, Peru.