Remember that when it is really cold, one should not use electric heaters as they are dangerous to your health. Heaters are to only be used when it is cool, but not too cold. If it is really cold, just wear more clothes.
I need to buy a knitted hat and gloves to wear in the houses since we can not use the heaters.
Cocido (a form of yerba mate) is only to be drunk at certain times of the day and do NOT, I repeat, do NOT suggest otherwise!
Paraguayans do like to eat chocolate cake in large quantities.
Everything, including hamburgers, taste better with a fried egg on top!
Soft drinks should never be consumed directly from the can or bottle but always with a straw. To do otherwise is ...unsightly. Everyone will tell you about Pres. Bush drinking directly from the bottle on his visit here.
Paraguayans are very good at soccer and volley ball but will never quite get basketball.
Birthdays are extremely important in this culture. I am still unsure as to why this is so, but even grown men will be offended if you forget to at least text them a birthday greeting.
Do not laugh at the girls at the supermarket wearing tight clothing labeled ,'BIMBO'. Bimbo is merely the brand name of the bread products she is distributing. Really...
Learn to speak in a hushed voice which is barely audible, especially on the phone. To speak loud enough to be easily heard is a sure give away that you are Argentinian...or Venezuelan.
Be glad Paraguayans are so kind and only smile understandingly when you do act like an Argentinian , or Venezuelan, in public. (although I am sure they say interesting things later in private!)
Get used to being a little bit out of sync with the culture, eventually, you will do better. It just wont be today. Or tomorrow. Or next week.
Maybe next year?