I met Lorena entirely by accident. I was sitting on the patio of a restaurant in Asunción having lunch with a friend when she walked by with one of her clients. My friend happened to know her client and called him over. They chatted for a bit and I briefly met both of them. Later that night we all went to the same bar, and I got a chance to talk to both Lorena and her client. Her client couldn’t say enough good things about her. Lorena was very friendly and easy to talk to. I had a free day in the city and she offered to give me a tour of it.
It’s been a little over a year since that time, and now, whenever I am in Asunción, I find that I can’t do without her. If you need a taxi, she has reliable friends that she can have pick you up in minutes. If you want to take a look at land or property, she will hook you up with a real estate agent that can show you around. If you need to open a bank account, get a SIM card for your phone, or just find a better place to stay, she can help you get those things done and even accompany you if you need a translator.
Lorena knows how to find good, resourceful people and make them her friends. She is like the Social Swiss Army Knife of Asunción. Almost everyone I know in Paraguay I’ve met through Lorena, and I’ve enjoyed the company of every single one of them. If you are new to Asunción then call Lorena. You will not be disappointed.
I still eat at that same restaurant on that same patio every time I’m in Asunción, but at this point I’m pretty sure there’s only one Lorena 🙂