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We trucked out to the dam that everybody talks about. On the drive we got to hear Edson's views on hand-chopping and castration as means of curtailing crime. Grandpa Hartry came to mind. The theater where they showed the introductory film was not actually at the dam, but wherever the entrance was instead. It was an amusing film…well-done, but …
... stopped to let us get stamped into the country, which was a problem, but then all of a sudden it stopped and we were told to get off to get stamped at border control, which was now a block behind us. We got off and the bus did one leaving us. A helpful American told us we had to catch a taxi to the bus terminal as it was too far to walk so we shared a taxi with some Japanese guys. We got to the terminal just as a bus for the capital was leaving in "CINCO MINUTOS!!!" ...
... night accommodation! The buses are nice and have huge reclining seats so it was all good! We arrived into São Paulo and the sun was beating down, that is until we'd got on a metro and got to the stop where our hostel was! Then the heavens opened and it was thunder lightning rain and epic hail stones! We then walked to our hostel but took the completely wrong way and ended up walking for ages in the ******* down rain! When we got to the hostel it was ...
... were very nice - along with several different types of empanadas. We avoided the afternoon heat by staying inside and catching up with things on the Internet, before going food shopping and cooking ourselves another pasta based meal.
Tuesday night saw a big storm rattle through the city so thankfully Wednesday and Thursday were much cooler and we used our time to enjoy the hostel and catch up on laundry, emails, etc and do some planning ...
... it only meant a wait of about 10 seconds. Then had to wait another hour before the next bus came and dropped me at the entrance to Argentina (this bus at least having the decency to wait) before finally ending up at Puerto Iguazu, the ghost town located near the falls. Each country also decided to be arsey about currencies, so after all that my US dollars were pointless anyway!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet