by Margaret Hebblethwaite

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ISBN-13: 9781784770983
Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
Publication date: 02/07/2019
Edition description: Third edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Margaret Hebblethwaite has lived in Santa Maria de Fe, Misiones, Paraguay since 2000, when she moved to this small rural town – initially for a year — to deepen her knowledge of Latin American base communities, because of the work she was doing on liberation theology. Eighteen years on, she is still there, but has spent less time on writing than she anticipated, as her time has been consumed by a number of community projects. She founded and runs the charity Santa Maria Education Fund (; works with the sewing co-operative Taller de Hermandad to help them with their marketing (; and founded the Santa Maria Hotel, which is run as a community project with all profits going to the local people ( This is the first book she has written since her move to Paraguay, but with the recent employment of a local field officer for the charity, she anticipates being able to write more over the coming years.

Table of Contents

Part One General InformationChapter 1 Background InformationGeography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, CultureChapter 2 Practical InformationWhen to visit, Suggested itineraries, International tour operators, Red tape, Embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Visiting museums and churches, Media and communications, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively
Part TWO T HE GUIDEChapter 3 Asunción History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, ExcursionsChapter 4 Circuito de Oro Getting out of Asunción, Suggested circuits, Fernando de la Mora, Travelling along Ruta 2, San Lorenzo, Capiatá, Itauguá, Ypacaraí, Caacupé, Itacurubí de la Cordillera, Towns north of Ruta 2, Towns south of Ruta 2, Travelling along Ruta 1 Chapter 5 Misiones and the Jesuit ReductionsVilla Florida, San Miguel, San Juan Bautista, San Ignacio Guasú, Santa María de Fe, Santa Rosa, Santiago, AyolasChapter 6 Southwest to Neembucú and the Old BattlegroundsPilar, Humaitá, Fishing pueblos along the Río Paraná, Northern NeembucúChapter 7 Southeast to Itapúa and the Ruins San Cosme y Damián, Carmen del Paraná, Guaviramí Community, Trinidad, Jesús, Museo del Arbol Complex, Colonias Unidas, Excursion to San Ignacio Miní, Excursion to San Rafael Nature Reserve, EncarnaciónChapter 8 Excursion to the Iguazú FallsPuerto Iguazú, Foz do IguaçuChapter 9 Ciudad del Este and the East Ciudad del Este, To the north of Ciudad del Este, To the south of Ciudad del EsteChapter 10 Villarrica and Central Eastern ParaguayCoronel Oviedo, Yataity, Independencia, Villarrica, Caazapá Chapter 11 Concepción and the NortheastGetting there and away, Travelling along Ruta 3, San Pedro de Ycuamandyyú, Concepción, The far north, Pedro Juan Caballero, Parque Cerro Corá and the surrounding area, The far north of Cerro Corá, The east-northeastChapter 12 The ChacoWithin reach of Asunción, Travelling along the Ruta Transchaco, The humid Chaco, up to Pozo Colorado, Filadelfia, Boquerón, Loma Plata, Salt Lakes, Mariscal Estigarribia, The Pantanal
Appendix 1 LanguageAppendix 2 Glossary Appendix 3 Selective list of fauna Appendix 4 Further information Index

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