Trip Start Jul 31, 2005
118Trip End Feb 18, 2007
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The bus from Salta left us in Clorinda, a town right on the border with Paraguay. As we make our way through both country's immigration posts and on to a local city centre bound bus, we realise that Argentinian buses had been like a special treat, and we are now back on a much more typical South American bus, where the aisle is piled high of sacks of food which people are transporting, street vendors poke all sorts of food and drink through the windows, hoping to make a quick sale, and the bus definitely doesn't leave until it's so full the passengers are literally tripping over one another.
After the typical South American bus experience, we expected that Asuncion, Paraguay's capital, would be a typically chaotic South American city
We spent the afternoon sightseeing around some of the city centre's historical buildings and later had dinner at a typical Paraguayan restaurant to try some of the local dishes. For starters, we ordered Sopa Paraguaya, which translates to Paraguayan soup. However, it didn't turn out to be a soup, rather it was a huge slab of very dry cornbread, which kind of left us full before our main courses had even arrived.
After our short stay in Asuncion, we now head over on a 5 hour bus ride to visit the famous huge mass of falling water, Las Cataratas de Iguazu (The Iguazu falls).