01.05.2012 25 °C
I had fun at Argentina it was a very exciting start to this dream trip. I am now heading to Paraguay; Paraguay is a landlocked country in South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. (A landlocked country is a country entirely enclosed by land, or whose only coastlines lie on closed seas. There are 48 landlocked countries in the world).Paraguay is divided by the Río Paraguay into the eastern region, called Eastern Paraguay (Paraguay Oriental) and known as the Paraná region; and the western region, officially called Western Paraguay (Paraguay Occidental) and also known as the Chaco. I was heading to Asunción, the capital of Paraguay looking for something to do. I was walking down the streets of Asunción I had noticed that the merchandise was quite cheap and everywhere I had gone I had seen people bargaining for something. I had to give it a shot. I had got a t shirt for 10 Canadian dollars. When I was down the streets of Asunción I had noticed that the residential buildings were really huge. There was a small creek pathway on the side of the building so I thought I would take a little detour. I had saw children playing futol on the soccer pitch, it was really a sight to see, it had remind me of the time when I use to play soccer. I had gone to go talk to one of the locals and he was telling me how sports in Paraguay are an important part of Paraguayan national culture. Football is the most popular sport, while other sports such as rugby union, volleyball, basketball, and tennis all have significant popularity. Football is by far the most popular sport in Paraguay to the point that it is part of the nation's culture. Some interesting facts about Paraguay is that the country also boasts the third most important free commercial zone in the world, the population is 6,454,548 people and that various poverty estimates suggest that 30–50% of the population is poor. In rural areas, 41.20% of the people lack a monthly income to cover basic necessities, whereas in urban centers this figure is 27.6%.