Last updated on May 25th, 2018 at 05:36 am
Ciudad del Este
The second largest city , in Paraguay . My host , he was Silvio´s friend . I spent 3 days . From Asuncion , I got Ciudad del Este , by bus . It took me 6 hours . When they noticed that I was a foreigner , the bus driver tried to charge me extra money for my backpack . Ariel , my host , who was living with Alex , his son and his nephew Roland , 15 years old , they picked me up from bus station .
They were very busy during the day , specially Ariel , who was coming back at night . Guys went to school in the morning and free afternoon . Ciudad del Este is crazy !! Its a big market , where you can find everyrthing you need . It looks like Asia . Many Brazilian and Argentinan people come to Ciudad del Este to buy , specially clothes and gadgets , which are free of taxes .
At home , I was playing videogames with Alex and Roland !! Ariel was also joining us at night . Kids were very hospitable , always providing me food and terere , a tea similar to mate , in Argentina . Terere , its a tea , which you need to have cold . I enjoyed having terere and talking about soccer .
They offered me a room for me and they were sleeping all together . I told them that it wasnt neccesary . But they wanted that I get some privacy . Paraguayan people are amazing with their guests .
I visited Iguazu Waterfalls . It was amazing !! I visited them from Argentinan side . Waterfalls are incredible !! You need to go first thing in the morning , if you want to see all of them . There is a train , which drives you around , but you need to walk a little bit . I was lucky with the weather . The day was very sunny !!
Iguazu is very touristic place . Inside , landscape was amazing !! Pictures and more pictures !! Its like Machu Pichu , maybe little bit nice , you never get tired to take pictures !! Its wonderful !!
If I compare to Machu Pichu , for example . Its cheaper , not so touristic as Machu Pichu . 50 USD against 15 USD in Iguazu . Around Iguazu , it wasnt so expensive and touristic as Machu Pichu . When I came back home . I cooked a Spanish omelette , to say thanks to so amazing hospitality and good time spent , in Ciudad del Este . We had dinner and played videogames !!