Arriving at the airport was a bit of a time warp, we were the only plane on the tarmac. The airport seemed little dated and quiet, "a last frontier outpost". Searching for X.
A good tip if you are planing a trip to Paraguay is to check if you need any immunisation boosters before you travel, Yellow fever which is a bit of a stumbling block needs to be taken two weeks in advance. And don't forget to take your immunisation documentation with you, some of Paraguay's neighbouring countries can be a bit finicky about immigration rules, I mean sneaking across the border is always a bit risky.
Asunción was founded as a city in 1541 when its town hall/military fort from 1537 was upgraded to city status and is the first colonial capital city in South America, Asunción is referred to as the mother of all cities. Today the city boasts a population of 500 000 with the surrounding areas and daily fluctuations amounting to many times this number, but nobody seems to know or care. The Paraguay river is a natural borders to the city with Argentina is a few few km to the south, driving north west out of the city and just across the bridge is the Chaco.