Day 1 – back in Paraguay!

Arrived today in Asuncion from DTW via ATL and São Paulo. Very long very slow process to purchase visas on arrival. Taxi to Gran Hotel del Paraguay, which stirs some faint memories from our first arrival and first stay here in May 1953. Then we stayed here several weeks while Dad looked for housing.

The Gran Hotel is still a fading elegant lady, though maybe in better shape now than then. We’ll be here another four days this time…

Click below to view my shared Lightroom album: (5 shots from today)

By the way, the tall buildings in the neighborhood did not exist in 1953; I don’t believe there was anyplace in the country with more than six-eight floors…

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