The View from the Other Side
Trip Start Oct 29, 2011
48Trip End Jun 01, 2012
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This town is geared up towards tourism – here there were far less pharmacies and more touristy shops that actually acknowledged the waterfalls. So I got rid of the big bag and got another bus down to the waterfalls to see them from the other side. Argentina might not have the full panoramic view but they do have the actual falls and on their side you can get right up close and really experience each of the different falls
Then on Friday I had a few hours to kill in Puerto Iguazu before my bus left so I headed off to the other sight on the tourist trail which is the tri-border point between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. This is the point where the Rio Parana and Rio Iguazu meet. Each country has an obliesk painted as the flag. I was just sitting admiring the view when I got very excited as I was getting a few texts. The only texts I have been getting are from my Mum, T-Mobile and Debenhams. Oh and the one where I can claim for the car accident I had 3 weeks ago
So that evening I took my first overnight bus journey. In Argentina flying is expensive so most people travel on long-distance buses. You might have visions of cramped conditions on 30 year old clapped out buses. But no these are spacious new double decker buses with seats that recline so you are virtually lying down . I chose the orange bus company because their buses look like Harry Shaw's and it reminded me of when I went to Blackpool with Auntie Marg on the big Uncle Harry bus. Not only do you get seats that recline but they feed you a decent evening meal and breakfast. As well as food you also get free wine and glass of sparkling wine after dinner!! So I settled in to watch a bit of Ashes to Ashes (loving being able to download TV programmes to iTunes), had a bit of canneloni with red wine and then slept until 7am the next morning. National Express you have a lot to learn !!! I then arrived at lunchtime in Buenos Aires feeling pretty refreshed and tootled off to meet Helen.