These days as we only get so many weeks holiday a year and have to spend the rest of our time working to pay for them we do go to this part of South America a lot because we have friends there. So here is a photo from a central and very wooded square in the center of Asuncion in Paraguay. It was interesting to see all the yellow cars lined up waiting for customers. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk
A multitude of sports shirts were on sale here in the center of Asuncion. Paraguay is an interesting place. I still find it strange that the capital city closes at midday on a Saturday. That said it is almost a forgotten gem among South American nations. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk
On one of our trips to Paraguay we went to the local fire station in Sajonia where one of family that we know there was volunteering. The fire station is staffed by volunteers only although I could be wrong on that one and if I remember correctly the equipment is all donated. We were very fortunate on the day that we went as they had a ceremony to mark the opening of their museum room in the station and we were very honoured to be there. I don’t know if the dog belonged to one of the volunteers, I think it did, but it quite clearly wanted to take part in the line up. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.
This is a photograph from our first trip to Paraguay, back in 1999 in fact. It is from the railway engineering works in the town of Sapucai. Although we have been back to Paraguay several time since the photo was taken we have never been back to the railway works which from what I can see on the web has been tidied up and that’s great news. The workforce when we met them were a very dedicated group of people. We sell this photograph in various formats from our website www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.