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The streets of Paraguay

I used to place Egypt quite high on the paradox list, as they have a lot of signs reading “Egypt – the land of peace” while a guard carrying an automatic weapon stands firmly posing in front of the very sign.

However, there’s a new kid on the block. In Paraguay, I learned recently, there are people guarding the car tire shops in full Kevlar armor, holding a sawed-off shotgun with a finger on the trigger.

Border crossing in Paraguay Crossing the border to Paraguay. Nice knife.

We walked along an endless road, up the hills, down the hills, and all we saw were two things: shops selling tires and the heavily armed guards in front of them. There must be a vast market for stolen tires in Paraguay.

Paraguay Reine lost in Paraguay.
“I robbed a bank full of dinero
A great big mountain of dough
So it was goodbye companero
I couldn’t stay and face the music
So many reasons why
I won’t be sending postcards From Paraguay”
– Postcards From Paraguay, Mark Knopfler
Street in Paraguay Street market in Paraguay.

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