Paraguay

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Beautifully preserved remnants of Jesuits settlements in the middle of nowhere. And it’s been exactly as written in the guidebook. Despite the fact that the site is a Unesco World Heritage Site there are little or no tourists visiting the place. We had it only to ourselves for most of the time.

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There are two main sites: Trinidad and Jesus. To get there involves taking a local bus from Encarnacion, a bit of walking and a moto-taxi to travel between the settlements.

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No treasures to be found this time despite Mateusz trying really hard to explore all the secret places. Somebody must have been here before him.

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As it is Paraguay, sunny weather is almost guaranteed. In fact, it was scorching hot with almost no place to hide.

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That is how city of Encarnacion looks like during the sandstorm. It started all of a sudden and lasted no more than 15 minutes.

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We watched it mesmerized from the safety of our hotel. Few tin roofs were damaged and few tree branches sent flying but luckily nobody was hurt.

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It ended as abruptly as it came. The immediate aftermath was a beautiful rainbow. Unfortunately, it was followed by the entire city power cut that continued long time after the sunset.