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I am being trusted to hit the road all by myself today. Armed with my highly recommended 'offline maps2' app on my smart phone I feel invincible as I walk many kilometeres to see the sights I have on my to do list.
The morning starts off cool- 16C according to the time/ temperature notice
I see along the way. Before three hours have passed it is 25C. São Paulo is like that, apparently- four seasons in a day.
First stop is a ...
For something a little different we arrived at São Paulo bus station early in the morning. Ate some crackers, brushed our teeth and booked our tickets for Foz do Iguaçu for the next day. Our trip to São Paulo was actually going to be a bit different as our friend Rudy, who we met on the boat, was picking us up from the metro station and we stayed at his place. After making Rudy get up early to pick us up and some breakfast we hit the city for some ...
... and Argentine sides of the falls. We also went white water rafting down the Iguazu river which was great fun. Spending an hour afterwards on the back of a broken down jeep in the middle of the forest whilst soaking wet and freezing cold wasn't quite as enjoyable.
Next its onto the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, one of South America' s biggest traveller hotspots. I'm excited to be heading to a Spanish speaking country more than anything else!
Until next time,
... time I've been to an airport with no metro. You have to pay a taxi - no way around it except maybe a bus to who-knows-where, then another bus. No, do the taxi. It takes about 30-45 minutes to the Moema or other central areas and will cost you about $R150 - $75. Exchange rate is 2 reais to 1 dollar.
If you've ever been to Mexico City, Polanco or Zona Rosa would be the closest equivalent neighborhoods - posh, nicely decorated, very ...
... do Iguassu (duration:18 hours, overnight)
Not such comfy seats, in fact, really bloody uncomfortable! Dan had whinge face on, I had whinge face on, but believe it or not (despite additional sleeping hazards such as girl with super illuminous phone display and our neighbouring walrus) we managed quite a few hours of shut eye to awake in sunny, yes SUNNY, Foz do Iguassu. Wahayyy!!