Travel Blogs from Ciudad Del Este
I have spent a wonderful few days in Hernandarias, Paraguay with Gui and his family. Gui lived with us for a year in Chicago in 2005-2006. As I finalized my plans for my trip through South America, I sent Gui an email to say that I would love to visit him and meet his family. He recently had a daughter so I was fortunate enough to be able to meet …
... home cooked at the farm.
E: the fried cheesy breads we ate at the farm.
N: Corn and cheese empanadas.
What was your biggest challenge?
A: bearing the heat in Asuncion even in the winter.
E: The nonstop rain when we were in the north.
N: Sitting on the long bus rides.
What was your favorite animal?
A: The spider monkey.
E: Fifi the Tapir
N: Fifi the Tapir
What was the scariest thing about Paraguay?
... for another bus. Half an hour later the next one came and picked me up, lucky I didn't have to pay again.
We passed through Brazil, and got to the Argentinian custom, which everyone needed to get off to pass through, and then in to Puerto Iguazu. I met up with jenny again, who went home for the weekend and when I arrived she had made me lunch. I was grateful because the food in Paraguay sucks.
We walked around Puerto ...
Ok so I'm definitely getting to drag out my 29th birthday celebrations! Waking to the sound of the falls and excited like Xmas morning, we had a swim in the pool before a champagne breakfast at the hotel then headed our to do the third walk. A guy had told us the last walk was the best, today the sun was out and it was rainbows galore which you could see from beginning to end (I looked for the pot of gold). We didn't plan to spend a full day in the park again but felt lucky ...
... were so many butterflies of my different colours! They were beautiful and some would land on you! At the end of the jungle portion, we got off at the dock to catch our boat ride to devils throat. They gave us a waterproof bag to put our items in. I immediately put all my stuff in but felt dismayed as people still had their obviously non-waterproof cameras out. So kept chancing mine out of my bag for great photos. At one point the boat came quite close to the ...