It took about 5 hours to get there. One interesting thing was this weekend coincided with a big event, the Trans-Chaco Rally, a 3-day car race, said to be one of the most difficult routes in the world. We did see some of the vehicles while we were driving.
|Paraguayan Traffic Jam|
The owner, a German named Peter, greeted us and showed us around. We chose to stay in a dorm-like room that slept 6, and a 2-person cottage. The lodging was definitely on the rustic side, but most of the charm lay in what was outside the rooms. The land is beautiful, overflowing with flowers and wildlife. Peter has rescued a howler monkey, a tiny silk monkey, a toucan, and some other exotic birds. He also has a bunch of turtles, aquariums full of critters, and a pet tapir. I also saw either a big lizard or a small caiman scampering into the lake. I decided not to swim in it. :)
|Erica's eagle eyes (toucan eyes) spotted this guy hanging out on the side of the road. So cool!|
|This should get us through the first night.....|
We spent the evening checking out the place and the critters while Peter's wife cooked up a feast for us! They raise pigs and fish and everything we were served was local and amazing! After dinner we got out the card games and the wine and enjoyed a beautiful evening.