In my Neighborhood, Asuncion, Paraguay

I started a new blog post Friday — LAST Friday — and then it got all long and academic.

So to spare you my musings on intercultural intensity factors, at least until I make it more palatable, here’s a walk around my neighborhood instead.

sign of Centro Cultural Paraguyo Americano
First, welcome to my office!

I actually work at the teacher training branch of the CCPA (Instituto de Formacion Docente Paraguayo Americano), but this is the sign that greets me every day. The CCPA is a huge institute, with branches around the country and 23,000 students learning English.

As anyone here will tell you, I live in the chuchi part of town — that’s Guarani for “swanky.” I live here because it’s a block from my office, but it’s also super convenient: I can walk to the grocery store, the gym, about 100 restaurants, and even a mall or two. Heck, I can even walk to the Beef Boutique if I get inspired!

However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a good variety of life here.

Finally, I’ll leave you with some views from my windows.

So that’s my neighborhood! More pictures to come, I’m sure.

Want to see what else I’ve been up to? Check out my first two blogs here and here.

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