Paraguay – Ciudad del Este

Since we were in Foz do Iguaçu, it was an easy daytrip to hop across the border to Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. We were lured in by the temptation of the city being a tax free shopping paradise, with rumors of up to 50% off retail prices being advertised. Since we were keen on a buying a new GoPro, tablet and a few other electronic accessories, we were hoping Ciudad del Este would deliver but it was a huge disappointment to realize that prices back at home on Amazon were much better. So instead, we walked around the compact city with Mitch, Emily, Jason and Hanna and killed some time before our bus ride back to Brazil. Traffic across the Ponte da Amizade bridge linking the two countries was horrendous and it took us 3 hours to get from one end to the other! Needless to say, our first tiptoe into Paraguay was a colossal failure but we would be willing to give it another chance in the future.

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