Monthly Archives: April 2011

AMEX Hostel

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My last day in Paraguay (day 9), was more of a few hours divided between a shower and morning coffee, saying goodbye to my extended family (Olivia said she would be very sad when I leave), and having to check my bag at the airport because it was: Too heavy to carry on, and they had a full flight. Reason number two mooted reason number one. Sound logic. She could have just told me it was a full flight. I’m hungry. Me hungry = me moody. Once I got through immigration, I called Meli to let her know I was safe on the “other side” and had somewhat of an awkward second goodbye, because it was a second goodbye. I thought I was going to cry, but I was able to choke back precipitation, even after seeing Baba’s eyes well up this morning as she sat in the firm grasp of her older sister. I ate half of a ham…

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Paraguay, Day 8: Finale

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EARLY MORNING – OUTSIDE – PERRELLA-PRIETO RESIDENCE After dancing, drinking and having a great time watching football with the family (and new friends) – and finally convincing the DJ to play one song I could sing and dance to, I arrived back to Meli & Jorge’s house. Went upstairs, removed a somewhat damp shirt (63% due to the early morning humidity), and laid down in bed. Lights out. I tried sleeping in, but ended up getting up at 11, (looking back, this is sleeping in for me), to go to the pool at Meli’s parent’s house, where I was offered an all-natural Passion Fruit drink, which I accepted. Naturally. Cecilia, Meli’s mom, brought it back and it was one of the strongest “mixed” drinks I’ve ever had. I quoted “mixed” because it was fruit-colored alcohol. CUE: numb tongue. (Say that repeatedly until your words get tied.) This was the second Brazilian drink I was introduced to while in Paraguay. The…

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