Paraguay travel blog by Mark Berman -
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One of the highlights of Paraguay for me is always the bus journeys around the countryside from place to place. Once you get off highways 2
and 7 which connect Asuncion and Ciudad del Este, it's beautiful! You learn very quickly during one of these rides that Paraguay is very much
a country of greenness, trees (wood products) and cattle (meat). Afterall, Paraguay does have some of the tastiest meat in South America!
40mins by Bus
This journey is a short one, only 40mins from Coronel Oviedo to Villarrica
and back again the next day. Oviedo as the locals call it, is a
principal junction with main roads leading in all directions from there. I came to Oviedo from Caacupe
west and wanted to head south to Villarrica for the night. Good, there was a bus leaving almost immediately and it wasn't long before we were
in the middle of cowboy country!
Land must be super cheap in Paraguay, most of the houses and ranches
you see along the way have no close neighbours and have green lawns and land surrounding them in abundance. Wide open spaces dotted with cattle, horses,
water towers, dirt roads and hundreds of palm trees. We crossed the bridge over the Tebicuary River before passing through the small town of Mbocayaty
where there is a nice white church beside the plaza just a short while before arriving in Villarrica
Photos of the Countryside
The journey is best described with the photos I took while on the bus traveling there and back.
Making photos from buses that have windows that open is one of my favorite things to do while backpacking around South America!