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Trip to Ñeembucú -Scenic Views (Part One)

We took a short trip to visit a region unfamiliar to us here in Paraguay.  This is the scenic drive west into the department of Ñeembucú.  It is characterized by swampy wetland, beautiful birds and wildlife.  Here are a few of our pics from our trip last week.
This is a milanesa napolitana (breaded beef cutlet with white and red sauce).  It happens to be one of Norberto's favorite meals.  We enjoyed lots of fresh fish and great hospitality from the Paraguayans residing in Pilar and its surroundings.

The yata'i palm is the one common in this region.  It's in the center and looks spikey.

The hybiscus grows so well in this part of the world.  The flowers are vibrant and so big.

Drinking mate in front of the yerba mate momument in Pilar. 

Some vultures are feeding off a carcass.

A garza blanca (white goose) in the wetlands.

Timmy loves the camera and he took over 700 photos on this trip ...and that is not an exaggeration.  Here's one he took of he and his papi.  It's one of my faves.

This is the southwestern most point in Paraguay, where the Paraguay and Paraná rivers converge.  It is called "Paso de Patria" and is famous for its excellent fishing.  We did a little fishing from the coast but didn't catch a thing.

A pair of owls sitting together at lunchtime...guess they are more morning birds than night owls.

A horse grazing with a yellow canary on his back.

This crested caracara searches for food.
A local hunter with his catch!

The view of the Paraguay River from the Humaitá plaza.

We hope you enjoyed a small sampling of the beauty of this region.  Part 2 of this series will show you the historic side of the region of Ñeembucú and the Triple Alliance War including some actual war relics that we found!

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