The diverse landscape is just perfectly made for long excursions to explore the back roads.
This picture was taken near Independencia. This old German settlement is located near Villarica, between Asunción and Ciudad del Este.
Deforestation is truly a global problem and strongly present in Paraguay. Here using chain saw or the slash and burn method belongs to daily routine which is why in 2004 the country had the second highest deforestation rate in the world.
A highlight among Paraguayans: the Salto Crystal! It is a place far from daily routine stress and ideal for to swim and to relax.
Similar to third-world countries the difference between rich and poor is often very drastically.
As you can see in the right bottom, the government finance expensive Monuments whereas struggle for survival goes on not even 100 metres far.
In my scarce free time I try to increase my rather incomplete Spanish, I visit paraguayan friends and neighbours. Like this I learn a lot about their culture and daily life.