The most forgotten part of Asunción

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The most forgotten part of Asunción

On the other side of the Paraguay River, which you can see from Asunción, is the ghost town of Chaco-í. In colonial times this was the destination of the wealthy where they kept country houses, but over time, it has become the great forgotten. The latest political promises mention finally annexing this land to Asunción via a bridge or regular ferry crossings (its inhabitants have to cross the river in their own boats to go to work), with the objective of promoting infrastructure and tourism in the area. However, if you want to get to know Chaco-í first-hand before it becomes urbanised and take a leisurely stroll through the streets of squat houses and goats, you can agree on a price with the fishermen that work from the beach at Montevideo and ask them to take you across the river to the other shore. The inhabitants of Chaco-í will be happy to welcome you.

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