Sunday, 16 January 2011

FuFu Exploring Paraguay Part one



Arrived Asuncion, Paraguay after a long journey (16hrs) in the bus from Curitiba, Brazil

Bus Terminal, Asuncion, Paraguay.

2:15pm - 18/12/2012 - 38°C

FuFu Exploring Latin America
Paraguay - Part One | 18th - 22th Dec 2010



Be a Paraguayian - Having terere at the garden beside Hedy's house. Enjoying the life here...

San Lorenzo, Paraguay.

5:13pm - 18/12/2012 - 36°C



Eating Paraguayian's typical snack for dinner - Empanadas (puff with different fillings), very yummy! :p

Asuncion, Paraguay.

8:16pm - 18/12/2012 - 36°C



Paraguayian typical breakfast - cocido (yerba mate, kind of Paraguayian tea + herbs) + chipas (doughnut)

San Lorenzo, Paraguay.

8:50am - 19/12/2012 - 31°C



I am a real Paraguayian - holding a termos (for cold water) while drinking terere everywhere i go even in Capiata (a town near San Lorenzo)

Capiata, Paraguay.

12:40pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C



A car of Hedy's uncle was driving. Actually we were prepapring to go to Aregua in the afternoon, but Hedy's uncle and his family visited her family. Then they decided to go with us. And on the way to Aregua, he hit a car, well that's a small accident. Anyway we went to the nearest police station. And while waiting for them to take the report, we were drinking terere by the road and taking pictures. Ops. need to mention that the car's number is 008! Good number~

Capiata, Paraguay.

12:40pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C



There's a mango tree in front of a church in Aregua. Hedy told me that it's very common to see mango trees everywhere here in Paraguay.

Aregua, Paraguay.

3:01pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C



We went to Aregua first while her uncle had to settle some problems with the car owner. So while waiting for them to join us for lunch, i took this picture with Hedy.

Aregua, Paraguay.

2:37pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C




Yummy Paraguayian Lunch!! Paraguayian BBQ with mandioca, salad and sopa paraguaya (corn cake). The meat was really good!!!!!!

Aregua, Paraguay.

3:01pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C



Group picture before leaving the restaurant and heading to the lake.

Aregua, Paraguay.

3:58pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C



Aregua Lake. Paraguay has no sea, only river and lake. So people will go to the river and lake to cool down the temperature of their bodies. We had a small picnic here.

Aregua, Paraguay.

3:58pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C




FuFu and his old Japanese classmate, Hedy.

Aregua, Paraguay.

3:58pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C



Actually when we were about to head back home, we saw a group of dancers having their reheseal for the night's performance. Hence, Hedy stopped and we all got off the car and watch it. I was busy taking pictures and videos, while Hedy and her mother were chatting with a lady. The lady was there to watch her daughter's dance. Then she knew that i am from Malaysia, immediately she asked her daughter and the dancer to pose for me in front of the church. Surrounded by beautiful dancer...phew... like a star! Good.

Aregua, Paraguay.

5:43pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C




Later i requested to put the pot on my head, well, the traditional dance putting the pot on the head, and a dancer standing behind me. It's a good laugh to everyone in front of the church. Also a good memorable time to me, honestly speaking.

Aregua, Paraguay.

5:46pm - 19/12/2010 - 34°C




To apply the tourist visa, the Bolivian Consulate requires a lot of document which i couldn't provide. So i may heading down to Buenos Aires from Asuncion then Santiago and up to Peru again. Gonna skip Bolivia (my main destination!), sad!

Centro, Asuncion, Paraguay.

1:18pm - 20/12/2010 - 35°C



Bought my fourth camera, Canon PowerShot A3100 (US$110) that made in MALAYSIA! Anyway, the owner of the shop is Taiwanese. She kept talking to me, guess she must have been not talking to person who could speak Mandarin for a very long period (besides talking to his son).

Centro, Asuncion, Paraguay.

3:26pm -20/12/2010 - 34°C



Couldn't apply the tourist visa to Bolivia. So after lunch and getting my new camera, to release my disappointment, both of us decided to stroll around the river. Here we came to the waterfront of Asuncion.

Centro, Asuncion, Paraguay.

4:31pm - 20/12/2010 - 33°C



In front of the Govermental Palace

Centro, Asuncion, Paraguay.

4:34pm - 20/12/2010 - 33°C



Need to drink a lot of terere to cool myself down!!!!

Centro, Asuncion, Paraguay.

4:34pm - 20/12/2010 - 33°C



Need to drink a lot of terere to cool myself down!!!!

Centro, Asuncion, Paraguay.

4:34pm - 20/12/2010 - 33°C



Hedy brought me to her university. We walked around the campus. And took a picture in front of Faculty of Engineering.

National University of Asuncion, Paraguay.

4:34pm - 21/12/2010 - 31°C



Eating mango after dinner in the living room that what a typical Paraguayian will usually do.

San Lorenzo, Paraguay.

8:36pm - 19/12/2010 - 28°C

19 comments:

AliVe said...

Its okay la..
next time go again !

Charles Minos said...

fufu孔雀开屏!哈哈。很漂亮的国度。

我之前报导时都有写过这些国家,历史古迹、还有一些美丽的传说故事。

不过现在写北海道。要足足写完一个月。哈哈。^^

小雪 said...

通常都是看到人家穿国外买的衣服
很少有看到穿马来西亚的~~
加油!!!!

Sendo said...

fufu..still enjoyin ur travel posts...we should meet up in one country someday hehe...go for more! have more safe and great trips ahead of u....

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

waaa!! travel again! :D how nice!! ;)

oooh u drink lots terere it seems! :D

lock said...

paraguay, hopefully one day i could be there!

Akira 思胜 said...

That is a nice experience to be in Paraguay!

[SK] said...

looks like a great trip, with lots of nice people around you huh?? oh, that corn cake looks yummy~~

bluecloud said...

i like the lake...hehe
cold water,mangoes..great things during the trip...(i guess)...

MKL said...

Were you 乖 in Para乖? I hope so :P Good luck, FuFu :)

Sebastian Workshop said...

感觉上好像有点ulu..ulu 的?

Suf n Steve said...

take a good care of urself darling!

enjoy the food

小闷瓜 said...

富富~ 感觉你好像瘦了
take care ooo

发白日梦^^ said...

一个字,“热”!
而且是热到爆咧!都是34度左右咧!
要喝多一点水哦!

pusang kalye said...

its interesting and kinda annoying to think that a not so rich country like BOLIVIA requires a visa. maybe they dont want dollars from tourists.hahaha.....bring one of those vehicle plates home fufu!!!

i miss being here.

pusang kalye said...

its interesting and kinda annoying to think that a not so rich country like BOLIVIA requires a visa. maybe they dont want dollars from tourists.hahaha.....bring one of those vehicle plates home fufu!!!

i miss being here.

Che-Cheh said...

Very interesting. What is terere?

Btw you look a little skinny. Eat more!

Akira said...

Fufu, You look cute with the terrere!

What's a terrere by the way? A water bottle or some kinda drink?

Ayie said...

aww no visa? my bad!

their bbq looks delicious!