When in Paraguay for New Years Eve, party like a Paraguayan
31.12.2018 - 01.01.2019 90 °F
With our guide, Pedro, we attended a lively party at the San Bernardino Los Alpes Hotel. There was live music, a balloon making clown for the kids, and a delicious buffet dinner. Even before dinner was served, Joyce was the first belle of the ball when this fellow came to our table and asked her to dance.
We were dancing together at midnight and finally left the party to return to our hotel around 12:30. After breakfast, we started the long drive Northwesr to the Chaco. We are staying two nights here at the Hotel Florida in Filadelfia. There is a significant Mennonite colony here that began arriving about 90 years ago. The have become very prosperous in ranching and farming. Despite its isolation and sparse population, the central Chaco enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in Paraguay. In the early 1930s, Paraguay and Bolivia fought a bitter war here. Tomorrow we will actually get to visit some of the important sites as well as some of the flora and fauna.