If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Driving rules. You can bike but I would not bike in the streets ever! - Jun 2019

Winter parka. - Aug 2018

Thoughts that you can turn left at an intersection. It seems to me that one of the most maddening parts of driving here is the inability to turn left anywhere! - Jun 2018

Snow gear! - May 2016

Winter coat, wool clothing, snow gear, mountain climbing gear, scuba gear... - Sep 2015

love of mountains and beaches. PY doesn't have them. You can take vacations to Brazil and Argentina easily enough though to get your fill. - Apr 2015

Expensive clothes (humidity = mold, also moths are present). Low clearance vehicles. Non-present vehicle brands i.e. Buick, Cadillac, GMC. - Aug 2014

Parkas (however many Paraguayans use them everytime we get down into the 50's or 60's F), bicycles (unless you plan to haul it to a park to bike), watch (things rarely start on time). - Jul 2013

Most items are available locally, so don't feel you have to buy everything for Paraguay. - Aug 2011

notion that this will be over soon. Even if you leave tomorrow, that's an eternity away. - Jun 2011

Your thick winter coats and boots (unless you want to look Paraguayan, but then you'll sweat from wearing them when it's 50 outside). Any 110 appliance that you really don't need. It's a pain in the butt trying to use all your appliances and plugging and unplugging them to get them to work. - Feb 2011

winter clothes and savings account. You'll be adding to it. - Apr 2010

Watch and cold weather gear. - May 2008

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