anyone been to paraguay?

anyone been to paraguay? just read Heat 2 and want to go to asuncion/ciudad del este for a few days at the end of a trip to Brazil

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  1. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Its a nice country if you know what you want. People who are used to the amenities in their respective countries will probably vehemently disagree with me. I highly recommend making Paraguayan friends before you visit. Only went to Asunción and I think it would have sucked , or could even have been dangetous without them.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also, it gets hot as frick. Not a problem for me since im a jeet. On that note it was rather easier to blend in until I started talking lmao.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      why dangerous?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        First of all, to be balanced: Brazil and Argentina's major cities are all far more dangerous than Asunción. However, it has probably the most lackadaisical police force I've seen. I had a sneaking suspicion that if I was not travelling with my Paraguayan friends a taxi driver xouls potentially put you in a very bad part of town. I did not feel that safe at night especially concerning the police situation. While violent crime is rare, one of my friends had his house broken into

  2. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      what did you do and shit

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paraguayan here... let's face it. We're a bunch of nobodies. We're fricking fools and the world hates us.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      dude I don't even know wtf you people do, I would have to think about you to even hate you

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      have you been to ciudad del este? that Paraguay is full of nobodies is most of the appeal for me. Paraguay or Guyana

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP here but my girlfriend is Paraguayan. We’ve been dating for a year and she’s talking about me and her visiting her family back home at some point.

      Anything I should know?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      you fought honourably in that one 19th century war where 50% of your male population was killed, if that makes you feel any better

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think anybody hates you, I think they don't even know you exist

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Literally the most irrelevant and bland country in the world

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Woah, weird. I just threw a dart on a map and it landed in Paraguay and was researching it when I saw this thread. Watched the Bourdain episode in Paraguay where he was looking for the grave of his great-great-grandfather who escaped to Paraguay for some reason. There's a handful of people of German heritage there...kek. Interesting history. Peculiar place. People carry around giant tea kettles everywhere they go for iced yerba mate called tereré. They speak a creole language called Jopará which is a mix of Guaraní, the indigenous language, and Spanish. Ciudad del Este is pretty much like a special economic zone for Brazilians and apparently a hotbed for trafficking.

    If you wanted to disappear, this would be the place. Now I want to read the Heat books.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not sure there’s a Heat 1 book: just the movie, which you should nevertheless see. About 1/3 of Heat 2 takes place in Ciudad del Este, where the main character gets involved with two dueling Taiwanese dynasties battling over pirated defense contractor software. It’s awesome.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        So, upon research it seems like there is only a film called Heat, and then Heat 2 the book is the prequel. Should I watch the film first?

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah. Movie first. Book is half prequel, half sequel.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        >takes place in Ciudad del Este, where the main character gets involved with two dueling Taiwanese dynasties battling over pirated defense contractor software.
        lmao, is it based on real story? because if it is, i probably know or heard of them due to how small the community is

  6. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should go to uruguay instead because u r gay lol

  7. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it true that the Mennonites pretty much control the country? Is there really a "under the table" Nazi German culture there? Brazilians say that the women always wear super short mini-skirts with no panties; is that true? Good place to find a wife?

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Is it true that the Mennonites pretty much control the country?

      They control the beef industry in the country so pretty much.

      >Is there really a "under the table" Nazi German culture there?

      There was a failed Aryan utopia there in Nueva Germania; regardless, it is still a place very overlooked and so a lot of shady people go there

      >Brazilians say that the women always wear super short mini-skirts with no panties; is that true? Good place to find a wife?

      Paraguay is probably the most conservative country on the continent so if they are wearing short skirts, it's probably because it's hot af there. As for a good place in finding a wife, only if you are NOT a passport bro coomer. 90% of the male population died in the War of the Triple Alliance and so they worship women there. You will be the submissive in the relationship. They are *actually* trad there, not like your twitter larp bullshit.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        >You will be the submissive in the relationship
        Don't you mean the women will be submissive? If they are actually traditional (which is very good BTW), then wouldn't the Man be the person in charge? I don't mind a woman running things, that would make life easy for a Man like myself.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's similar to Russia where most of the men died off due to wars and alcoholism so the women basically ran things.

  8. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    All I know is that strangely Duolingo has a Guarani course; it's only Guarani for Spanish speakers though, no English.

  9. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    How's the cooming in Paraguay?

  10. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paraguay is where Brazilians get cheap electronics on Mercado Libre.

  11. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can post some pictures of my trip to Asunción and other small places like Aregua and Caacupé. It's not exactly a very touristic place for a reason

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes please; do you have any greentext stories of your experiences in Paraguay too?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm more or a lurker than greentexter but I'll try
        >arrive in Asunción at 5 am
        >wait for 3 hours for the car rental to open
        >try to get my car that I reserved
        >immediately speaks to me in a hybrid Spanish and guaraní
        >tell him immediately in Spanish that I don't understand any guaraní
        >all signs for small businesses in guaraní
        >finally make it to my airbnb (gf told me not to get anywhere close to the river and choose a place more interior)
        >mangoes literally everywhere, rotten mangoes on the road, green mangoes in the trees
        >literally eat more mangoes that week than any time in my life
        >hamburgers and lomitos everywhere, these people basically live on meat and corn meal
        >instant coffee sold with sugar mixed in
        >can't buy a sim card at the airport, I have to look for an actual dealer and not customer support center
        >people selling juices, fruits, bread on all sections of route 1 and 2 (the main highways)

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          >attempt to go to the zoo but it's closed in the summer
          >attempt to go to CONMEBOL headquarters for a tour but it's closed because I didn't schedule an appointment 3 months in advance
          >go to downtown Asunción in front of parliament
          >fricking squalid camp full of indios and other poor folk because something happened to their land
          >have to pay private parking everywhere, even public parking or else they'll slash your tires
          >literally only in the shithole that is Asunción, San Lorenzo and Itaugua are much better
          >see the museum of the dictatorship
          >see the house of independence
          >see several other nice museums of art and indigenous culture

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/QFY9wQV.jpg

          >attempt to go to the zoo but it's closed in the summer
          >attempt to go to CONMEBOL headquarters for a tour but it's closed because I didn't schedule an appointment 3 months in advance
          >go to downtown Asunción in front of parliament
          >fricking squalid camp full of indios and other poor folk because something happened to their land
          >have to pay private parking everywhere, even public parking or else they'll slash your tires
          >literally only in the shithole that is Asunción, San Lorenzo and Itaugua are much better
          >see the museum of the dictatorship
          >see the house of independence
          >see several other nice museums of art and indigenous culture

          https://i.imgur.com/pHV16Fx.jpg

          >go to Caacupé
          >it is no more than several miles from Asunción
          >shorter distance than going from West Palm Beach to Miami
          >somehow over an hour because of traffic and slow speed limits
          >cops stupid corrupt, speed limit is 45 kmph on the highway which no one respects
          >randomly pulls people over
          >sees my American driver's license and copy of my passport
          >ask him in Spanish what I did wrong
          >pulls out Google translate saying I broke some ID law
          >says the fine is several million guaranies
          >tell the dude I don't have that money but I'll give him all the money in my wallet
          >give him 200,000 ($30) and drive off since rest of my money was hiding in a secret pocket
          >get to Caacupé and can't find parking
          >see the church and that's really it despite the city being a yearly pilgrimage site there's nothing to do or see there

          Did you feel unsafe and on edge in Asunción? Or was it laid back and just shitty and corrupt? And how was the weather?

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            >weather
            Have you been to Miami? It's the same but hotter
            >unsafe and on edge
            Only in Asunción, itaugua, Capiatá, and Aregua were all very nice and safe during the day. I never went out at night

  12. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >go to Caacupé
    >it is no more than several miles from Asunción
    >shorter distance than going from West Palm Beach to Miami
    >somehow over an hour because of traffic and slow speed limits
    >cops stupid corrupt, speed limit is 45 kmph on the highway which no one respects
    >randomly pulls people over
    >sees my American driver's license and copy of my passport
    >ask him in Spanish what I did wrong
    >pulls out Google translate saying I broke some ID law
    >says the fine is several million guaranies
    >tell the dude I don't have that money but I'll give him all the money in my wallet
    >give him 200,000 ($30) and drive off since rest of my money was hiding in a secret pocket
    >get to Caacupé and can't find parking
    >see the church and that's really it despite the city being a yearly pilgrimage site there's nothing to do or see there

  13. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's a shithole, don't know why would you even want to go to ciudad del este for tourism unless you meant foz do iguacu (brazil) and puerto iguacu (argentina) for the waterfall. also it's really just a trafficking city on huge decline after brazil made import tax cheaper
    t. grew up there

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >takes place in Ciudad del Este, where the main character gets involved with two dueling Taiwanese dynasties battling over pirated defense contractor software.
      lmao, is it based on real story? because if it is, i probably know or heard of them due to how small the community is

      dont think it is based on a true story. interested in going just because it sounds exotic/odd.

  14. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    You will not be allowed on the plane w/o Yellow Fever vax

  15. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

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