So...what's wrong with Paraguay??
Jan 30, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
A two hour flight from Rio and we found ourselves in a corner of the world where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet at the confluence of the Iguazu and Parana rivers - and truly one of the great natural sights of the world - the Iguazu Falls. We began on the Brazilian side and as good tourists, we viewed the falls from the air (a helicopter), trails along side the river leading up to the falls and from the river itself, getting a thorough soaking into the bargain, which was a blessing given the extreme heat and humidity. The falls are the world's widest (not highest or geatest volume) - 2.75 km and as perhaps you can see from the photos are quite spectacular - although as always with natural wonders like this, pictures just don't do the experience justice. By the end of the day we had crossed the border into Argentina and spent the night in a hotel ovelooking the falls. So that's two of the three countries! We see Paraguay, but our local guide thought that we were crazy asking to actually go there. There's a crowded "friendship" bridge between Brazil and Paraguay (too busy during the day according to our guide) and a ferry between Argentina and Paraguay which only runs during the day. The best our guide could suggest if we really wanted to do it, was a taxi after dinner which we take us from the hotel, back across the border into Brazil and from there across the bridge into Paraguay - a round trip of at least two hours, not allowing time for a drink in the casino on the Paraguyan side of the border! Perhaps next time!!