― I left just after midnight Monday morning for a quick trip to Asuncion. Thinking about this heat that the Paraguayans are referring to as deadly, I figured I'd avoid the overcrowded, overheated, often broken down on the side of the road buses that travel in the light of day. Good choice. ∙ I packed a few sets of extra clothes in case I needed to spend a night or two--one never knows in the Big City. ∙ I arrived at 7 AM, happy that no one had gotten nauseous, no one had stood [...].