In past trips I have conducted searches so thorough, that visiting the circuits afterwards seemed more like a confirmation procedure than like an actual discovery. But the last days of summer found myself in the fiscal task of turning BA Inspiration into a Limited Liability Company (!) to undertake the first of (hopefully) many projects: serving as the content editor for all of Discovery Latin America’s blogs. So I arrived in the capital of Paraguay with no preparation other than the address of the house we were staying in, and some tips from Carolina of Guaraní Porã.
The first encounter with the city was abrupt, especially for two cyclists: the lack of respect for pedestrians intoxicated us like the exhaust smoke from a car. But after three weeks experiencing the sincere kindness of Paraguayans and perceiving an effervescence that reminds me of Buenos Aires when it wasn’t so weary of itself, we got to feel a great affection for Asuncion.
Much of this connection had to do with staying in beautiful houses with hosts that seemed to have been chosen for us by a match-making service, which made me think of how precise is the marriage of a person living in a house and a person who chooses it from a list of Airbnb options. About them and about their dens I will talk in further posts.
What follows is a list of the places we liked, put together with recommendations from the hosts and information from brochures and magazines spotted by chance.