Alternative Health

Colloidal Silver and Distilled Water

In coming up with the stuff needed to make colloidal silver, the biggest challenge was finding distilled water. The rest of the necessary components...

Coconut Oil in Asuncion! Finally!

I finally found a good source of coconut oil in Asuncion.

When I lived in Uruguay, I couldn't find a hint of it locally. A few people had it on...



 Art and Artists

Wool crafts: El Festival Ovecha Rague

"El Festival Ovecha Ragué de la Artesanía y la Canción" (Festival of Wool Crafts and Song) is one of the most important folk festivals Paraguay and...

Handcrafted leather and wood Guampas

The diversity of cultures in the Paraguay allows constant development and expansion of the crafts. In Indian tradition sprout beautiful works in...

Paraguayan Crafts in Mercado Nro 4

Crafts on display at Asuncion, Market. Where are all the products are sold with the lowest cost. The Paraguayan craftsmanship is appreciated in...


 Business

Container Business: Green Print

The other day I ran across another Container Business. This one a printing business. With a little landscaping this could look really nice. I bet the...

A Very Sad Day in Shopping Villa Morra, the Opening of Burger King

There are a number of reasons I consider the opening of Burger King in the food court at Shipping Villa Morra today to be very sad.

First it is a...

Video: Conacyt looking to innovation to increase competitiveness

The National Council for Science and Technology insists that Paraguayan companies must commit to innovation in order to increase the competitiveness...


 Construction and Renovation

Video: Electrical Work in Paraguay

Here is a quick video of the beginning of a small project updating a bit of the electrical service in my place.

Of course, like with most projects...

This week- New Voices on Climate Change in Asunción, Paraguay for Americas Socia

Construction of common life projects which leave behind the capitalist exploitation, colonial and imperialist domination, patriarchal and racist...

Argentina, Paraguay make historic forest pledge

Paraguay has made a historic pledge to save one of the world?s most threatened forests. During a special ceremony at the ...Paraguay has extended the...


 Education

Embeded YouTube: THE TRUTH ABOUT PARAGUAY Part 1 (Original Version)

Is Paraguay a safe country? Is Paraguay a small country? Was Paraguay blessed by God?

What do you think about...

English Library in Asuncion; Biblioteca Roosevelt del CCPA

The Roosevelt Library was founded on April 12, 1946 by the Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano (CCPA) and named after the thirty-second President of...

Learn some basic Guarani online, free

Here is a website that provides some basic words and phrases in Guarani to help you get started learning. It also overviews the alphabet and has some...


 Entertainment

Around Shopping Villa Morra

panoramic view from a building opposite the village shopping morra, see the Plaza Infante Rivarola. In this place it is customary for young to echo...

Paraguayan Bottle Dance

This dance has evolved from past generations, the Paraguayan folklore is a remarkable relic, the Dance of the bottles: the only individual dance is...

Native Community in Paraguay

The "Maká", originating in the western region or Chaco, Indians are more adapted to the style of the rest of the population and most of the 260...


 Events

2014 Total Paraguay Expat Meeting Update

I originally started the expat meetings with the idea of an meeting for Americans living in Uruguay back in Nov of 2005. I quickly realized that...

Festival of San Juan

In Paraguay the feast of San Juan is a celebration of attractions that can mobilize enormous tourism.

This festival, which is celebrated every June...

Expo at Mariano Roque Alonso

The largest Fair, called "Expo Paraguay" takes place in the town of Mariano Roque Alonso, every July. Each year the event attracts large employers,...


 Expat

English Books: How to Renounce Your U.S. Citizenship in Two Easy Steps

I got got a few more copies of my above titled book. Anyone locally who is interested in a copy, contact me. I'm asking 70.000gs (about US$15) the...

Container Shipping

Has anyone moved their household goods from home to Paraguay? How did it go? Does the freight company offer storage?

I'm still waiting on my...

Immigration Attorney or Consultant

I am in the process of getting all my paperwork finished to apply for residency.

I have acquired all of the necessary documents and I am waiting on...



 Expat Interviews



 Experiences

Shopping Villa Morra: A lesson in Security

A realize the photo here isn't very clear. However, it tells a significant story, I think.

I went to the food court at Shopping Villa Morra today...

Expats and Loans

This may be a delicate topic for some, but maybe one we should pause and ponder for a little while. Just one simple word can bring out the best and...

Laundry Mat in Asuncion

Someone recently asked me if there was a laundry mat in Asunción, that is a USA style laundry mat. One where you stick coins in and wait while the...


 Exploring

Sopa Paraguaya

Everyone will wonder why it's called soup, and is solid?

In Paraguay many meals are accompanied by this delicacy, a corn flour, corn and lots of...

Laguna Blanca (San Pedro)

In the town of San Pedro is this beautiful Laguna Blanca is a tourist ecological site and Paraguay, comprising a farm, livestock and tourism, with a...

Mercado Nro 4 Bird, Yerba Mate, and who knows...

This photos brings the culture of Mercado Nro 4 to life. Whether it is a good photo or not, may be debatable, but the market is special because of...


 History

Train Station Asuncion

RAILWAY STATION even still in the collective memory of Asuncion travel to Aregua in their big cars.

In 1861 the railway station was inaugurated and...

Vapor Cue: Boats and Museum

This is a section of one of the two remaining ships in VAPOR CUE where in 1978 began the recovery of the shattered remains of 6 units high to low...

Parade: Paz del Chaco

The parade and celebration of the Chaco Peace participating students from various schools of the city where they use costumes or uniforms flockoricos...


 Immigration

Marrying Paraguayan

If I marry my girlfriend in Paraguay, how easy is it then to get a spouse visa that would allow me to bank, work etc?...

Over staying 90 day visa and being a perpetual tourist

I know in most Latin countries it is common for us gringos to overstay our entry stamps with impunity and pay a small fine when leaving the country....

Residency Question: Single Trip

I received the following email. It is best to ask questions like this on the forum. However, if you have a possibly embarrassing question like "where...


 Info Exchange

Selling US car in Paraguay

Hello:

I recently moved back to Argentina after leaving ten years in the States. I drove my car from Miami. Legislation in Argentina allows me to...

Spring Showers.... Uprooted Tree in Plaza Infante Rivaola

The last week has one been on alternative nice days and rainy times. For the most part the rain has been in fairly short, but intense...

Cashing US Treasury Checks in Asuncion

The following information was sent to me, and I am passing it on for any of you who may have a need or otherwise be interested.

I am told the...



 Introductions

Greetings New Neighbours

I completed my residency process about a year ago, then returned to Australia to prepare for moving and have finally made it back to Paraguay!

Some...

danila

I would like to move to Paraguay...

Hello I am new here

Just a poor guy who is trying to make living using the internet. Finding it very hard at the moment, as my computer is dying and very old. Two...


 Jobs and Working

Earning a living as an English teacher in Asuncion

I just got an email from International Living called "An Accidental English Teacher in Paradise". It concluded with "If you want to generate an...

Bus stop: Shopping Villa Morra

STREET VENDORS NEVER STOP!

Well we can see here in a bus stop in the capital asuncena in the heart of Villa Morra, they are working...

I own an English Institute in Capiata

I am a Canadian who has been in paraguay for almost 13 years. I married a paraguayan woman in Canada and we moved here, she died a little over 8...


 Life

Embeded YouTube: Robo Barrio San Pablo 21-11-2011

Don't leave stuff visible in a parked car... Esto es un video de un robo que sucedio el Lunes 21/11/2011 en la ciudad de Asuncion el barrio San...

The Bus Stop at Night Shopping Villa Morra

The Asunción night near shopping people are waiting for the usual buses that take them to different destinations. Usually cold nights are quiet and...

A third world kind of country...

In a discussion about Paraguay (Asuncion) compared to Uruguay (Montevideo) someone mentioned that although they enjoyed Asuncion a lot and it had a...


 Medical

Alternative Health and Herbal Remedies

Last week I uploaded a photo showing some of herbs sold fresh, in the park and street corners that are often added to Mate or Terrere. Here is a bit...

Natural Remedies

These traditional herbal remedies are taken in the traditional drink tereré by the Paraguayan people.

They are herbs with healing properties, most...

Medical Services, Medical Care and Medical Insurance in Paraguay

I received an email from a member that has some good questions about medical care and services in Paraguay. Here is his list of questions, anyone who...


 News Headlines

Beginning of fishing ban

As announced by the Secretary of the Environment, the official fishing ban is beginning on November 1, to enable fish reproduction. The period will...

Investments in Pedro Juan Caballero are increasing

Investments worth millions are taking place in Pedro Juan Caballero, especially in the construction of large shopping centers. In spite of such high...

Anti-bribery plan in execution at Paraguay Immigration

The director of Migration stated that there is presently a process to make processes more transparent at the institution. Paperwork procedures...


 Off Grid

Organic gardening vs. prevalence of Monsanto/GMO's

I'll post another message about Organic produce in general, but let's focus the debate here on Monsanto/GMO's. Is the entire country of Paraguay a...

Embeded YouTube: In Paraguay, A Nomadic Tribe Tries to Hold its Ground

In Paraguay an isolated tribe is being driven from their homelands for economic profit. The last uncontacted tribe outside the Amazon Basin, the...

Embeded YouTube: Organic farming is promoted in Paraguay

Any one living off the grid in Paraguay? Doing small organic farming, solar...


 Permaculture

Paraguayan Blackberries

Much of the production belongs to small farmers in remote rural areas, Blackberry is one of the fruits consumed by the Paraguayans as it grows on the...

Video: Sustainable Farming in Paraguay- Fall Design Challenge

"Sustainable Farming"

Fall Design Challenge- Metro Early College High School, Columbus, Ohio. . . .

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Any expats involved in Sustainable...

Video: Josef Giessen shows his bio garden in Paraguay

"Paraguay paradise"

Here in Paraguay, the heat is hard work, because you need almost daily watering!

My newly created pond is there very helpful!...



 Photos

It's Larry!

This photo was taken of me at work because I needed a photo for this forum...

Not just a steak...

Once of the great lunches at the Sunday Expat Meeting in Asuncion... steak, eggs, fries and most importantly delightful conversation with other...

Dining room Asuncion

Almost in the middle of one of the busiest sections of Asunción... quiet and green! Large dining room tables are normal... who wants to come over for...


 Politics

Brilliant Political Strategy or Publicity Stunt?

Political opposition seems to have many forms it may take, from the filibuster to demonstrations, letter writing campaigns, recall campaigns, and in...

Reality vs Imagination

As many of you know, I have lived outside the USA for about 10-1/2 years. I have not visited the USA in over 10 years, and basically not watched any...

Video: Campaigning for the Paraguayan Presidental Election

Campaigning for the Paraguayan Presidental Election... coming this Sunday, April 21, 2013. Plus check out the legs. Listen to the music of the...


 Prices

A little bit hungry?

Are you hungry and don't knowing where to find to eat something fast, that's no problem in Paraguay.

Naturally you see fast food places every...

Questions: Plane ticket price to Paraguay?

Hi! My sister may do a school exchange and go to Paraguay for a year. I was wondering how much is a plane ticket from the USA (specifically Philly)...

Cost Of living in Paraguay

The Republic of Paraguay enjoys one of the cheapest living costs in the world. A majority of the working population living in Paraguay is dependent...


 Real Estate

Container Housing? No, Container Business

The topic of container housing pops up now and then on expat forums. Many see it as an inexpensive way to create a nice home.

Though I haven't seen...

Renting tinglado

I've been looking at clasipar but cannot wrap my mind around the idea of tinglado. Is that like a workshop or just a place to store things? Could I...

Gated Communities

Yes there is one gated community that I know of. Please contact me for further details. Thank...


 Recipes and Food

Kimchi in Asuncion

Have a taste for something spicy? I found a place that sells kimchi. They had bags of about 1 kilo, priced at 25, 000gs per kilo.

There is a nice...

Turkish Restaurant in Asuncion

Are you looking for something different? Something delicious?

How about some Turkish Food?

There is a nice place on Senador Long between Espana...

Paraguayan Omelettes

Tortillas are snacks served at breakfast, mid-morning, and accompanist by broth, bean salad, some like it with onions, others with cheese, others add...


 Recommendations

Cooking up some Pasta at Bellini's

Do you have a taste for pasta? Check out Bellini's. They have a sit down restaurant in Carmelitas and El Centro and also a space in the food court at...

Restaurant: Sabor Brasil Bufet

To enjoy all the various meals offered in the restaurant Sabor Brasil where they find everything rich and healthy, Come eat the best Brazilian food...

I want to move to Paraguay - where to start?

I have decided that Paraguay is where I want to live. It seems the perfect place for me and my son to move to from New York. I would like to learn...


 Retirement

Retirement In Paraguay

HI there to all.

I would like to know about the retirement in Paraguay. I need to know some information on how I can be able to become a retiree...

Paraguay Retirement

I am wondering if it would be a right decision for me to make if I choose Paraguay as a retirement place. I would want to have a small business out...

Retiring in Paraguay

Hi there. I am in need for some good tips and suggestions as to the best retirement destinations in the country of Paraguay. I have heard lots of...


 Rural Living

Video: Great as David Zona Sur Paraguay

"Paraguay"

Ministry of Children Coordinator Norma Moreno. Saturday April 6 primary Encounter and intermediaries in the south on the campus of the...

What do cows eat?

Ask someone what cows eat and it might tell you where they are from.

Over the weekend, I asked two people want cows eat. They both answered "pasto"...

Embeded YouTube: Raising Resistance - agro-industry versus the rest

Bettina Borgfeld talks about Raising Resistance, the story of Paraguayan peasant farmers being swept aside by modern, industrialised agriculture. Is...


 Shopping

Embeded YouTube: Shopping Mariscal Lopez - Asuncion Paraguay

Visit this and that one of the largest and most luxurious malls in the capital of Paraguay. It has dozens of exclusive brand name stores, jewelry,...

Embeded YouTube: A walk around Mcal Lopez Shopping

Terrible Audio... but a little peek inside Mcal Lopez Shopping especially for those with some idea about Asuncion being third world or something.. ....

Expats Feeling at Home

PRODUCTS BROUGHT abroad, are commonly encountered by the same in supermarkets, such we can say that they feel at home, here's a photo of it where we...


 Sports

Video: Pan American Tournament - Paraguay - Stage 23

Practical Shooting Pan American Tournament- Asuncion Paraguay - Stage 23. . ....

Paraguayan Football (Futbol / Soccer)

Paraguay with the pressure above selected are at home to Chile

As part of the qualifiers for Brazil 2014, the Paraguayan receive their pair the...

Mcal Lopez Street Closed for Marathon

Last night there was a fairly big storm, big enough to kick out some of the power. I have 3 phrase electric and the phase that runs my air...


 Survey

Best Places to live in Paraguay; Share Your Opinions

Please share your thoughts about the place best to live in Paraguay. Simple tick the box correspending to your favorite place and leave a comment...
   


 Teaching English

Embeded YouTube: Peace Corps Paraguay 2008 - Kiko & Roberto Learning English

As Peace Corps Volunteers, we took advantage of every opportunity to teach Paraguayans something. During a dull moment in the truck on the way to an...

New Forum Category!

I added a new forum category here specifically about "Teaching English". There were a number of reasons for this.

A certain organization seems to...

  


 Technology

Internet: Tigo vs Copaco

A couple of internet topics came up recently. A friend asked me which was better... Tigo or Copaco. Also, I was reading where someone was wishing...

Side by Side Internet Speed Test

Here are the results of two internet speed tests I did yesterday morning.

On the left is Tigo9s true fiber optic service (connected to my cell...

Telecommunications of the past... an old payphone...

TELEPHONE BOOTHS ARE PART OF THE PAST, here a large sample of vandalism and clear this, the consumer reuce to use them, and went out of fashion...


 Transportation

Buggy on the main road

These types of buggies are seen in the capital city, since many people still have this type of transportation. They are used to market their products...

Carlos Antonio Lopez Railway

The Railway Carlos Antonio Lopez the only means of rail transport in the Republic of Paraguay.

According to Paraguayan tourist brochures, Paraguay...

Buying a Used Car in Paraguay

I think the most important prerequisite for buying a used car in Paraguay is having a great deal of patience. You might review my recent post about...


 Travel

The best reason to visit Paraguay is...

I think the best reason to visit Paraguay has to be to attend a game at the Estadio Defensores Del Chaco. The stadium itself is HUGE and the...

Weekly Expat Meeting

Where is it, and what time? I clicked on the link but got no information....

The Most Beautiful Area Around Paraguay

Iguazu Falls whose stunning beauty has earned a name in the category of natural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

Iguazu is a word meaning "big...



 Under Thirty

LAIS CREACION: Leather shoes at factory prices

All factory prices with exclusive designs and can pay up to 2 installments!, We offer comfort, quality and timeliness to show off this season with...

nightlife

What nightlife activities are there in Paraguay? are there lots of good nightclubs. I like spots with great music and lots of...

Under thirty in Montevideo

Being twenty eight I guess I can post in this forum. In a couple of months I plan to travel to Uruguay and am really looking forward to that.

I am...



 Why

Why I moved to Paraguay

To start, I have lived outside the USA for the past ten plus years. Most of it in South American, a little bit in Central American and even less in...

Family move to Paraguay

I moved my family, with 6 children, ages 1 to 21, to Paraguay last November. Why? 2 primary reasons: First, for a long time I have had a desire to do...
  


 Wildlife

Armadillo o Tatu carreta

(Priodontes maximus) or giant armadillo is a species of mammal cingulate Dasypodidae family. Armadillo is the largest current size. It was so widely...

Ybycui National Park

YBYCUI NATIONAL PARK, IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NATURE RESERVES OF PARAGUAY located in the Department of Paraguari 30 km from the city of Ybycui...

Ants... ants... ants...

Linepithema humile is the name originally from the ants of PARAGUAY

? They work on hot days at night and on cold days of day when the sun maintains...



 eBooks

The Chaco War 1932-35: South America9s greatest modern conflict (Men-at-Arms)

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