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Trip Start Feb 02, 2010
96Trip End Dec 23, 2010
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Foz itself is basically a little border town and staging post for trips to the famed Iguacu Falls and as such, its a your standard concrete block type affair
The main attraction as I said is the falls and they don't disappoint. They are about 3km wide and are composed of 257 individual waterfalls. The view from Brazil is a panoramic one, enabling you to see them all from afar. Its just truly amazing to witness the scale of them. Nothing I can say or pictures I post will really do it any justice so I'll stop there. You simply must go to see them if your in South America.
We also took a little time out to see the Itaipu Dam, one of the biggest dams in the world. Again, the scale is amazing as it generates all of Paraguay's power, along with 25% of Brazil's! Considering we lecture developing countries so much on pollution, we could do with taking a leaf out of their book when it comes to things like this. The dam itself is ok to see for a few hours but at the end of the day its a dam. If you get excited by dams you'll enjoy it. If not, it gets you out the house.
And that wraps up Foz. It was a smash and grab excursion really, see the falls and do one. On a seperate note, I have decided to start doing a 'Memorable quote' type thing from each place if such a chance occurs. So to kick things off, I'm going to recall my favorite so far which is actually from Copan in Honduras. Basically, this posh speaking English guy strolls into the bar we were in wearing a swanky shirt tucked into some khaki shorts, topped off with some boat shoes. Nicci turns to me and says in utter disgust "He looks like he's just stumbled off a yacht".