Saturday, December 26, 2009

Flor de Coco

One of the Christmas traditions here in Paraguay is to buy "flor de Coco" which is the palm tree flower.




When the pod is openend it lets of a slight perfume and is used to decorate houses and manger scenes.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas in Paraguay

We celebrated Christmas his year in our church with a music/drama presentation that included the children of the church. It was a special way to reflect on the real reason for Christmas, and get to see the kids 'strut their stuff' on stage.










They sure are cute!

Tis The Season

What words come to my mind when I think of Christmas in Paraguay besides 'hot' and 'humid'? Lets see...watermelons, pineapples, nativity sets on the streets, and millions of mangers for sale.
































Load it to the top of your car and you are good to go!

The final product!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Away We Go!

Many Paraguayans have motorcycles now that they are cheap and readily available. I've seen entire families ride around on them. This is a family I know with keyboard and grandbaby aboard!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Interesting Things I See



I ran across this orange juicer the other day and was fascinated by it.

All you have to do is dump the organges in the top basket and let the machine do the rest!

You can make some mega juice with this baby.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

La Vienesa

Last week I stopped in to my favorite bakery to grab a quick breakfast before I had to make it to a class. I snapped a few pictures to share the moment. This is second only to Jauense.
My favorite are the chocolate dipped, chocolate filled pastries! MMMM

They have a nice selection of goodies to choose from.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mega Pizza

So while we were in Foz we were told that we had to visit Mega Pizza.
We were told that they had all you can eat pizza, buffalo wings, and french fries. So we went to check it out with a group of friends.
It took awhile to find seating as the place was packed, but once we were seated the food kept coming non-stop.



The chicken and french fries were pretty good.

The pizza was also good and came in every flavor combination known to man. My favorite was the white chocolate and dark chocolate pizza. You should try it sometime.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jauense

Most definitely my favorite place to eat in Foz is Jauense Confeiteria.


The chicken coxinhas...not sure what to call them in English...(meat pies) are out of this world!!!
The Brigadeiros aren't bad either!
Oh yea, and they have eclairs, and ice cream, and tons of other sweets and pastries to tempt you. Yummy!

Crossing the Bridge

Once we got through the traffic and reached the bridge we were entertained by watching all of the motorcycle taxis weave their way in and out of traffic.

Waiting in Line at the Border

Recently our family took a trip to Foz de Iguazu, Brazil. We drove from Asuncion to Ciudad del Este and got caught in the line to cross over the bridge into Foz.
We were sitting in line bumper to bumper for two hours.



I entertained myself by taking pictures of the street vendors.










Evidently you can buy just about anything on the street.




People of all ages were trying to make their living.