When it comes to authentic South American markets, Paraguay has it covered with Mercado Cuatro – Asunción’s largest and busiest open-air bazaar. Nestled in a peaceful residential area, the colors and scents of this market explode onto the streets each morning. The tangled network of vibrant stalls offers curious travelers everything from knock-off electronics to knobbly fruit and veg picked from the local fields. If you’re seeking a bargain, head to the stalls peddling handmade crafts, hammocks and traditional clothes. Don’t miss the carts selling grilled beef skewers and chipá – washed down with an obligatory icy beer!