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... lights and playing the worst music as loud as possible so we were all fairly deaf for the day... (I know it makes it sound like I'm turning into a grumpy old man but this music honestly was ****)
Said bye to everyone in the hostel on Wednesday afternoon and embarked on the first of many mega bus rides round South America, this one was 'only' 16 hours (6pm to 10am the next day) from florianopolis to Puerto iguazu, the Argentinian town where you stay to go ...
... from this guy and a few shady characters the people here have been just as friendly and helpful. Paraguayan people are definitely some of the most friendly on our trip.
On our first night we wandered down a side street and felt like we had walked into a teleporter straight into China. The whole street was filled with Chinese restaurants, shops and Chinese people. We ate in one of the restaurants and ...
... On our bus ride to Ciudad del Este, a rock was thrown at the windshield and it shattered next to a baby's head.
E: I wasn't afraid of anything in Paraguay.
N: The rock throwing incident. Thankfully no one was hurt.
What did you learn in Paraguay?
A: When a howler monkey howls, it sounds like a dragon.
N: Tapirs are endangered animals because people cut down their land and kill them for meat.
E: I learned more Spanish.
What is ...
... had a look around. For such a small town, the huge huge amount of tourists are pretty well absorbed. We found a casino, and I told jenny she could spend 200pesos on roulette so we went in and lost that on the first spin. She took another 100 out and played for about 40 minutes, and ended up taking out exactly what she put in. A fun hour or so. After the best empanadas I have ever had, we went back to the hostel and organized our day for tomorrow.
... Salvador is the extreme of Brazils contrast. Winnie and I sprawled the town, from Jorge Amando's museum, a novelist and a member of the communist party who was exiled to Argentina and Uruguay and then Salvador during the dictatorial regime of Getúlio Vargas: in 1935 he was arrested for the first time, and two years later his books were publicly burned. His booked reflected the mix of Brazil and social and economic differences. We sketched the most known scene ...