First impressions of this country was what a contrast to Bolivia! Bolivia prides itself on everything made in Bolivia, no brand names, no advertising. Paraguay had 3 McDonalds on the first road we passed on the bus! Named brands everywhere and advertising. Strange but the first thing we really noticed were the adverts. Followed by the more diverse culture. I wasn’t as much of a ‘gringa’ here but people were less friendly too.
Met a lovely museum curator who took us round ‘Benjamin Caballero’s’ original home with some fascinating handmade antique furniture and some porcelain from England (she was delighted to tell us……not sure she’d met English people before!).
The 6hr bus journey across the country however was a different matter. I’m a country girl anyway but beautiful green fields, livestock everywhere, gorgeous little farmhouses and bungalows and it just looks ideallic.