Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Paraguay, Asuncion, Part 2

Pictures of the centre of Asuncion.

Plaza Independencia. On one side there is the Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Paraguay, Asuncion

Day 703,
82 148 km since the beginning of the journey
Location: South America.

I am now in Ushuaia, in one of the southernmost city of South America, but many earlier issues and happenings are worth to write down and share. The previous post was in December and about reaching Paraguay and this time it will be about the pre-Christmas week in this cool and friendly country.

I just surely wanted to visit the Ruins of Jesus de Tavarangue ( UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Trinidad and AsunciĆ³n, the capital. Only while coming from Brazil - they are located in different directions. Trinidad is in the south and Asuncion is in the south-west, and since Christmas were just at the door, it seemed better to drive to Trinidad at first and then towards the capital. In some maps a bigger road goes directly to the south, to Trinidad, and in some other maps the last hundred kilometres of the road were missing. But as the choice of the maps was decent - I decided to drive south on the principle that, "in the end somewhere should be reached”.   This means that - persistence is important to reach the place.

About traffic. Compared to Brazil the traffic was really low and this car in the middle of the road caught the eye from a far.