Paraguay is a country almost forgotten, between the South American favorites, Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. The uniqueness of this land is that he resisted the cultural devastation brought by conquistadorii Spanish and native culture preserved pre-Columbian. Since becoming a republic in 1811, a series of dictatorships nation marked progress, but today Paraguay enjoys a peaceful democracy and prosperity due to agriculture.
Asuncion city visitors will find a relaxed and big city, full of a Latin American atmosphere and historical sights. 450-year history is reflected in the architecture of the city center - cathedral, Lyric Theatre, nightclubs, malls, hotels and restaurants.
Rivers flow is vital in this country which has no railway. A popular excursion is in cruise from Asuncion to Concepcion, a city 210km north of the capital and back along the Paraguay river. Chaco region west of the German Mennonite community are some fascinating and indigenous Guarani who live like centuries ago now. Travel Paraguay are open only one chapter in a country full of hidden treasures.
By Maria Morari
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