If you are European or North American, and you are starting to care about Paraaguay for the great opportunities Paraguay offers all foreigners who are going to apply for permanent residence and work in this little and dynamic country of South America, most likely you are interested in some curiosity about the country that will host you soon.
If you read this article, you can immediately discover them.
First, Spanish is not the sole official language spoken by people, but the most of it is fully bilingual. As a matter of fact, besides Spanish, paraguayan people also speak Guaranì, an indigenous language. Actually, Paraguay is the sole South American country where people speak an indigenous language. It has been calculated that 95% of people understands Guaranì and 90% Spanish. Guaranì is an onomatopoeic language, and it means that several of its words imitates the sounds of nature and animals. In additions, it contains even 12 vocals.
Another curiosity regards mate, the famous drink, very popular in South America and, of course, in Paraguay too. It is about an herbal tea called “green gold”. Why? Because it is a very healthy drink , full of minerals and vitamins, much more than green tea. Drinking mate for people is nearly a ritual, that one must always respect. You take it to work, you sip it during a walk, storing it in comfortable and practical thermos, to keep it cool in summer and hot in winter. A refreshing drink, that goes with Paraguayan people in all seasons of the year.
If we want to take a look to the lush and beautiful nature, that Paraguay offers to tourists and residents, we find out that among many plants and the different species of animals of this country, there are the largest storks in the world. In Paraguay there is an area called “Chaco” and it occupies about 2/3 of Paraguayan territory. This zone, that originally means “hunting area”is very large and that’s why there are different climates and vegetation. You can find many exotic and tropical plants and many animal species. One of these species is just the so-called “jaribu”that is the largest stork in the world.
Always remaining in the animal world, we know that paraguayan jaguars are the biggest felines in the world. They grow very much and an adult jaguar can also measures 1,85 meters!
As well as in their natural environment, you can admire these wonderful animals inside the zoo of Asunción, the capital.
A last curiosity, that can make you smile. As you certainly know, Paraguay has mountains, rivers, lakes (for instance the dam of Itaipu, thats shares with Brazil), plains and a lush vegetation, but it is a landlocked country, although many rivers as Paraguay and Paranà are perfectly navigable. Despite this, Paraguay has a great fleet and even a Coast Guard!
Probably, despite Paraguay is a landlocked country, Paraguayan people and its Government really appreciate the beauty of their rivers and lakes and having a fleet shows that they are very fond of places bordering water!
finally, last but not least, if you want to know in detail all the opportunities Paraguay can offer you, if you are a young graduate or a young entrepreneur, if you are a pensioner and want to enjoy your tax-free pension or if you are a professional and want to work in Paraguay, do not forget to meet the expert consultants of Living in Paraguay, who can offer you their professional assistance to know everything you can do in Paraguay and give you a considerable help to obtain your permanent residence and your electronic Identity Card, as soon as possible.
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