Assumptions in Asuncion

Flowers in the barrio

Flowers in the barrio

Today is exactly one week since I arrived in Asuncion, Paraguay.
This South American Capital’s name is prettier than the city itself, but it has its unique charm.

The name of the city means assumption and refers to Mary’s assumption into heaven. I’ve made many assumptions here in Asuncion (um…obviously not into heaven) but particularly with regard to how the Spanish language should be pronounced or how red wine should be served, my dumb Australian sensibilities don’t usually prove accurate.  Continue reading

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