Foz do Iguacu

Trip Start Sep 02, 2006
Trip End Feb 17, 2007

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ola! Wow, what can I say, the falls are not exaggerated, they are the most breathtaking views I have ever seen. The waterfalls go on forever, absolutely breathtaking! After a 15 hour overnight bus, that was freeeezing cold, we arrived in 30 degree weather and sun in Foz do Iguacu. It is absolutley beautiful countryside here, lots of rolling hills and farms. We are staying at the HI hostel outside of town which is more like a little resort, not like a hostel at all. It has a pool, a bar, chalets, bbq, kitchen, football field, etc. Our first day here we explored the brazilian side and took a boat tour under the falls and got soaked. After we returned we had supper and beer and crashed early. Today we were up early and on a full day tour to the Argentinian side (yeah, another stamp on our passports), which takes you right inside the falls. We hiked every single trail we could, which was exhausting in the heat, but refreshing when we got the spray of the falls. Our last stop was into the devils throat its called, and it was stunning. Someone told us that when the spanish first discovered the falls they thought it was the end of the world and I know why. Very long day and we just made it back. After seeing the biggest damn in the world tomorrow we are on another 15 hour bus to Campo Grande and the Pantanal....
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