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"It was only a short bus ride from the border to Asuncion the capital, where I set about trying to find some accommodation, but I seemed to have arrived at a busy time, and at one hotel after another, was told "sorry, full". In the end I was offered a small room on the roof of one of the larger hotels, although I had to go down to the floor beneath for a wash, it was nice having the fresh air and the view over the city, so I stayed 3 nights.


Asuncion, with about 350,000 population, was quite a small city and though it did not have a great deal of interest I found it a friendly easy going place, and enjoyed just walking about. The other enjoyment was for me, the many nice fruits. I also tried the local dish of maize bread flavoured with egg and cheese, also, the soup with meatballs were very good too. 


On the 4th day I took the bus along route 7 for the 200 miles to the border with Brazil. The countryside was for the most part flat and again had little of particular interest. I stayed at a small hotel and next morning crossed the impressive bridge over the Paraná River and into Brazil." - MH  

Parliament House, Asuncion, 1971

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints:Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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