November 20th and 21st I went to Asuncion de Paraguay, to speak at the II Healthcare IT Congress and to meet Paraguay's Minister (Secretary) of Health.

I stayed at my favorite hotel in Asuncion, La Mision, and was chauffered around in a brand new Mercedes Benz Class S, so I can't complain about “comfort”. I also enjoyed the customary grill dinner at my distributor's home the first day.

The event was nice, well organized, and the meeting with Paraguay's Minister (Secretary) of Health was a lot more technical and engaging than I had anticipated. You can tell he has a genuine interest to do things right, and as a former practicing physician, knows very well what's needed.

The second day I was invited to have dinner (grilled meat, again, of course) at a congressman's house, where we did not speak a single word about business. Nice!