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So we left São Paulo on Monday 13th on the night bus for our 15 hour bus journey to Foz do Iguaçu which was quite comfortable even though we were located quite near the toilet. We arrived about 10am on Tuesday and in typical Jessie and Dave style we hadn't booked a hostel and thought we'd hope for the best when we got here. After 2 hours of trying to find a ...
... to catch the bus back to town. Once back in town, we went for some appetizers before heading back to the hostel.
The next morning, we were awakened early by an impressive sounding rainstorm that luckily subsided by the time we were ready to visit the Brazilian side of the falls. We headed out on the bus to Brazil, paid the park entrance fee, and boarded the park bus to their section of the falls. The Argentine side has most of the falls, but the ...
... different waterfalls and we saw all sorts of wildlife including Coatis. These are dog sized mammals which look like a cross between a rat and a dog I guess (pictures o facebook). They werent scared of people at all and hung around the food court area, waiting for scraps. I was busy trying to get the perfect picture of rob sat next to one when a whole herd ran between my legs! Me and rob were 15 minutes early waiting to be picked up by our guide, just to make ...
... sitting around the camp fire was an adventure by itself and the stunning sunrise in the morning made up for all the discomfort during the night and walking down again.
I left the island with a heavy heart. The trips end felt so close now. But my sorrows and worries were pushed aside by the lovely town of Paraty and it's pitoresque cobblestone streets and the colonial houses. Perfect! Then an unexpected turn in the story...with only 12 hours in Sao Paulo for ...
... not been so lucky. Throughout the day, we spied an opossum, several geckos, and lots of "jungly birds" which we were unable to identify, but who do whistle impressive, far-reaching tunes. When we emerged from the jungle and headed toward the falls, we were immediately mesmerized by the constant thunderous sound emanating from the truly unimaginable quantity of water rushing over the rock walls at an incredible speed. Witnessing the falls visually was nothing ...