To start with an obvious excuse:
The last few months have been quite busy.
We’re back in Germany and have been preparing for our leave in September.
Our charms seem to have worked on the locals, they’ve actually begun the process of building our house.
Not much yet, but here are some pictures:
We’ll update the gallery when we get new pictures.
On this note, thanks a million times, Thomas, for getting through for us!
When Norman and I left for this vacation, we were playing with the idea of moving here permanently by the end of October. Then we wanted to learn the language, search for a piece of land and start building a house. Like this it would have taken until around 2020 until we could actually live there.
Now things have changed. The landlord of this residence took a liking to us and offered us a piece of his land 3 days ago. The good thing about this area is that it’s not somewhere far out in the countryside. Due to this we already have access to electricity and water! Additionaly there are supermarkets close by and there is a possibility of getting internet here! To us this sounded too good to be true, so we took it 🙂
So there we were, strolling on “our home to be” at midnight and dreaming. We came up with the idea of trying to design our own house, so we searched for an appropriate tool. For a couple of days our star architect, Norman, has been working on it. The first designs were pretty lame (although I was always way too impressed to notice at the time) and it wasn’t that easy. We hadn’t yet figured out the exact measurements. It’s somewhere between 600 and 700 square meters, I think closer too 600 than 700. It doesn’t really matter to us because in any case we made a hell of a bargain where practically everything feels right!
I only have a short video which I can share, taking videos is not really one of our priorities at the moment 😉
So that’s the land. Basically everything right of the nets to the far wall. I think we will have alot of fun with this 😀
Already having land at this point speeds up our plans by over half a year! If we manage to “convince” the people here to start on the house we just might be lucky in October for it to almost be ready! Then there is still the garden and the pool to work on 🙂
That’s it for the moment.
All our expectations have been surpassed by far.
While we were running the necessary errands for the CEDULA we didn’t go without our camera. Here are some impressions we gathered while on the road (it took ages to upload with the internet here 😉 ).
Yesterday was awesome. We didn’t celebrate my birthday because of our neighbours. We really wanted them to attend, but out of personal reasons they refuse to attend birthday parties. So instead we had a “party” 😉
Our landlord, Thomas, bought meat and drinks, his family made potatoe- and green salad, Norman and I prepared fruit salad and a melon. Location was Thomas’ Veranda, Guests where the residents and Thomas’ entire family here, which ws about 15 people of all ages.
In my whole life I do not recall seeing such a grill. Okay, the grill was normal, but the loads of meat on it was breathtaking. At least for a meat lover 😀 I hate one plate, then I was stuffed 😛
The thing that I like to recall most about the evening where the children. They were gorgeous! The sparkles in their eyes, the impartiality in their movements, the joy they brought to just through their laughter.
When the evening neared its end we performed a few songs and
received acknowlegement, but the crowd really started to get into it once we played their requests, County Roads and Knocking on Heavens Door. That was so cool! I grew up loving Guns n Roses and suddenly this Paraguayan dude asks us to play something from one of my favorite bands!
After the guest left, we had some time alone with the landlord and a handshake was made. In Paraguay a handshake concludes a contract.
This is now ours.
After five days in Paraguay.
Pictures of the party