Sickness and some falls!

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Flag of Brazil  , State of Parana,
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Due to some bad food, Jaclyn woke up violently ill this morning and I was more than prepared to spend some more time in Puerto Iguazu. To her credit though, despite being so crook, she managed to pack her stuff, get on a public bus with no air conditioning, endure a border crossing into Brazil*, battle not being able to speak a word of Portugease and try to determine which public bus we needed to catch in order to reach our hostel! I was amazed by this, because if it had of been me, I would have been wanting my mummy or my sister to set up the TV in my bedroom and bring me some soup and some Vegemite Toast to make me feel better, as they have so often done for me in the past! So rather than drag her around the Brazilian side of the falls like we had originally planned, I was nice and gave Jaclyn the rest of the afternoon off. I know... What a boyfriend hey! 
Although Jaclyn still wasn't feeling 100% (but she had improved) we managed to get to the Brazilian side of the falls the next day. They were once again amazing to see and it was definately worth visiting them from both sides. 

 *I was a little dissappointed with the border crossing into Brazil. In the weeks leading up to us leaving Jaclyn and I endured a whole lot of stress in order to obtain this visa. First of all we had to get our Yellow Fever Vaccinations (these costed approx $100 each) and we have been required to carry a certificate for the past two months as proof that we have had these... We were not even asked to show these. The visas were the other disappointment. This process required us to fill out an online application, write a letter stating our travel intentions and send it all off with $70 and our passports in a self addressed returnable envelope. Due to Jaclyn's last minute decision to join me in Brazil, we had only 1 week left to send off her passport and the application to the embassy and get it back before we got on the plane to South America. As you could imagine, we spent A LOT of time calling up and hassling the embassy in order to get our passports back! Now this was all fine and I accept that this is part of the process, however, the guy at the immigration desk could have at least acknowledged our efforts... You know, maybe a high five and a "congratulations, you made it", or maybe even a little song and dance! I don't think that's too much to ask is it?
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