23.9.2019 - 24.9.2019
2 vierasta - 1 huone
Especial para aquel que quiera comprar cosas baratas. Encontras de todo. La ciudad es sucia y mal organizada
Ciudad del Este, the Paraguayan city across from Foz do Iguaçu is known for one thing and one thing only: it's a black market haven, especially electronic goods. I didn't buy anything myself but I can confirm this - my friend Lucas bought a high-end camera for a third if the price he'd have to pay back home in São Paulo. Legend has it that you can buy anything from flip flops to AK-47s in Ciudad del Este, if you happen to know the right people. It has a reputation for being a dangerous area so I didn't linger there long, maybe 45 minutes to take a peek (another unusual thing I just HAD to do), then walked straight back to the Brazilian side. I'm adventurous but also careful, caution is the better part of valor and all that.
Overcrowded city, I felt unsafe, prices were not actually good as expected, and the city is extremely dirty!
Overall, I would say I found Ciudad Del Este to have a bit of an unsavory feel to it. If you are a fan of buying pirated items, or a cheap car of disreputable origins Ciudad Del Este may be your type of city. Outside of the Itaipu Dam, I would recommend skipping Ciudad del Este and heading into Paraguay and exploring the abandoned Missions or going to Asuncion