Paraguay 2018

HELLO FROM ASUNCION, PARAGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA

Is this a conspiracy? Why are so many asking: “Where is Paraguay? ”? Why is everyone stunned that anyone would visit Paraguay? No, Paraguay is not in Asia, not in Ireland, and not inside Uruguay? It is not either a product of J.K. Rowling’s fertile imagination introduced in the latest installment of Harry Potter.   One would, however, agree that the American MSM (main stream media) have not given much

PARAGUAY, THE HEART OF SOUTH AMERICA

Do you know that Paraguay, for decades, prohibited its citizens to marry inside their own race? White men were obligated to marry indigenous or black women!   Because of its location, in the heart of the fourth continent (look at the world map), Paraguay has been nicknamed El Corazon de America del Sur (the Heart of South America). The name Paraguay came from the Paraguay River that separates the countries

FIRST DAY IN PARAGUAY

This morning, during my first hour in Paraguay, I made a cool 1.1 million. I will tell the story in a minute.   It took 10 hours and 30 minutes to Aerolinas Argentina, AR1201, to fly the distance between JFK Airport in New York to Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires.  Otherwise, it was occasionally a rocky flight due to bad weather.   Aerolinas Argentina, AR1260 took 100

ASUNCION, THE MOTHER CITY

95Five years in a row, Mercer Consulting has ranked Asuncion as the “Least Expensive City to Live In”. It is a financial paradise for businesses and investors, a haven for retirees. Taxes are minimal. Labor is competent and inexpensive. Political status is stable. Consumer index is low. The weather is mild. The only caveat, there is no beach, but there are a river and a bay.   Since its conception

DINING IN ASUNCION

Dining here is an existential experience.  Gourmet meals versus local specialties is a difficult choice to make.   There are dozens of nice restaurants in Asuncion, from the city center to the suburbs, located in the streets or in the malls. The international lineup includes Hard Rock Café, Sukiyaki, Talleyrand, Churrascaria, etc. The locals are readily identifiable with patronyms such as San Roque, Valontano, Bolsi, and Cabana…   My three

THE WOMEN OF PARAGUAY

Racially mixed (80%) Permanent smile. Less than 30-year young (65%).   Well educated (95.1%) Angels on the dance floor. Engaging and ingenue The Traveller (Odler Robert Jeanlouie, Monday, December 17, 2018)   *Join the Travel Club for Professionals on: World Travelers Facebook group

PEARLS FROM PARAGUAY

After the country’s independence, Europeans were not allowed to marry Europeans. Paraguay ended up with the largest mestizo population in the Americas (more than 80%). Therefore, the notion of white supremacy is absent in Paraguay, racism is quasi-inexistent, in what looks like a post-racial society.   The country’s primary passion is football (soccer). Every man talks about it.  Many wear the jersey of their favorite local or international club. During

BACK FROM PARAGUAY

An estimated 30,000 Paraguayans live in the US.  In comparison, the US is home to 1.9 million Dominicans and 2.1 million Colombians.  It is a huge difference.  With a GDP per capita of $9,785, Paraguay is #109 in the world, i.e. in the middle of the table. It is not dirt poor.   Outside of the squatter areas, Paraguayans look neat, well kept, and healthy. There are no beggars in