Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Other Means of Transportation

So there are many ways to get around Paraguay. Horse drawn carts are one way, they are often seen in the city.


They are mainly used for hauling recycling and can carry some heafty loads.


Ox driven wagons are a comon form of transportation out in the interior areas of Paraguay.


They can pull some pretty heavy loads too, but I don't have a picture to post of that yet.


Horseback riding is also one way to get around in the country.

And lets not forget the donkey ride. I'll have to do a post on the donkey riders sometime.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ways to Travel

The most common way to travel in Paraguay besides walking is taking the bus.

More recently motorcycles have been the preferred form of travel.


You can always travel by bike if you aren't going far.

If you are lucky enough to own one, a car is the best way to travel.

Many Ways to Travel

There are many ways to travel in Paraguay. Just when you think you've seen it all, you see something new.

This is one way you could travel, but I don't recommend it. I usually only see the garbage men travelling in this manner, but this group is crossing the border between Paraguay and Brazil. Guess they were tired of walking and hitched a ride.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Paintings of Paraguay

Since I'm on this history kick right now I would like to introduce Natalie d'Arbeloff. Natalie is a British and American artist and writer born in Paris and raised in Paraguay. She settled in London, but returned to Paraguay for 6 years. During that time she painted many works of art and was commissioned by Hotel Guarani to create an abstract stone relief.

Here are a few of Natalie's paintings that I enjoy.
Nato family


Bianca


Estercita

Cattle Market

Sabado en calle Palma
Her blog is very interesting you might want to take a look www.nataliedarbeloff.com/autobio8.html