Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Typical Day in The Chaco of Paraguay

I found these posted on a blog of a Paraguayan ,Muna’s Blog.

These three short clips show the typical day in the life of a Paraguayan family living the the Chaco region, the countryside, of Paraguay. You do not need to understand Spanish to enjoy them and even if you do speak Spanish, there is much Guarani spoken as well.

Watching this will reveal to you the very different life style of the people living in other parts of the world. Perhaps it will make you appreciate all the blessing we take for granted here in the USA. Perhaps it will help you to realize that as bad as we perceive our economy and financial situation, we are still so very, very rich!!!

Perhaps at the end, as you see the family sitting and singing, you will see what we are losing in our home life here in the states, the pure joy of being with one another, without distractions, and enjoying fellowship and even working together!

The first clip shows the home. The second shows school. The third shows the family working on their sugar cane harvest. Please watch to the end and enjoy the singing with guitar by the two elderly men of the family.


firepig said...

Absolutely beautiful.MANY THANKS!!

Renegade Eye said...

I've heard good things about the new president. Even Chavez disassociated himself from Chavez, when first in office.

Jungle Mom said...

I'm not sure what you mean by, "Even Chavez disassociated himself from Chavez, when first in office." ?

Jungle Mom said...

So glad you enjoyed it!

WomanHonorThyself said...

Vaya con Dios! :)

Anonymous said...

Fascinating, Rita. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

What a great insight to the areas you will possibly live and work with!! The country is beautiful!!

Reminds me of Florida with some hills and the clay roads seem a little more brown than orange hued!!

I love the birds and the rooster in the first video (background music LOL)....and the schoolroom was precious...I saw the stormclouds in the last one and wondered if the harvest would be delayed... and te music of the hombres was delightful!!

Thanks for this little snapshot of you rsoon to be world!!

Pam said...

I really enjoyd watching these. They mae me homesick for my days in Mexico! Especially the rural regions! Each time I start to complain or have an uthankful spirit, I try to remember how many others must live. Of course, having never had anything, they don't realize what we think they are missing.
The way of life portrayed in the videos made me go back in time a bit to how our mom and da were raised on the farm up the holler.

Pam said...

Post scritp: I just 3 wanted to find a way to bring those darling little school boys home to love on. However, that would be cruel for them I believe, as they are probably quite content with their way of life, But they were judt too precious and seemed to be taking their learning seriously.