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South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú March 1st 2013

Early in the mourning after having something for breakfast nearly everybody at the hostal was eager to catch the bus to " Cateratas". The waterfalls are approximately 30km from the town.The bus takes about 30 to 40 minutes and they charge you 30pesos eachway. Very efficient survice running every 20 minutes. Non - South Americans pay 135 pesos for entry to the natural reserve. Since I had opted for the Grand Voyage Tour, me along with people who had selected the same tour, were first given a guided tour of the rain forest through a designated track, on a truck, converted to carry people on top safely. A bilingual guide explained things about the forest, its flora and fauna. As expected we saw a lot of giant spiders and thousands of butterflies, one or two toucans, ... read more
Iguazu Boat Ride
Glimpse of the Falls
Iguazu

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú February 28th 2013

So after leaving the Brazilian side of the falls it took us two hours to cross the border and to get into Argentina. We got off the bus at the station and our hostel was literally just across the road. The place wasn't up to much, it looked like it was last decorated in the 70's and the windows didn't close so we knew we were going to get bitten to shit by mosquitos. We only stayed for two nights though so it wasn't too painful! After arriving we spent the rest of the day just chilling out and getting munched on by the mozzies, as there wasn't enough time to visit the falls that day. The next day we arrived at Iguazu falls and we really weren't sure what to expect to be honest. The ... read more
Trail to Devils Throat
Devils Throat
Devils Throat

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú February 24th 2013

Puerto Iguazu - Argentinian side After a very long over night bus journey that consisted of bad food and movies in Spanish we arrived in Puerto Iguazu, we checked into our hostel The Garden Stone and we finally had a private room a nice break from the dorms and the noisy snorers lol we headed to the supermarket to get supplies and chef Byrne russeled up a yummy spag bol before we hit the hay. The following morning we were up very early to catch a bus to the Argentinian side of the falls. We got to the park at 8.30am and once inside we had to take 2 trains to get to the top viewpoint. It was insane to be standing right on top of the falls. We both got very wet from all the ... read more
Iguazu Argentinian side
Monkey
Monkey

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú February 18th 2013

18/02 to 19/02: Puerto Iguazu Oh it felt soo good to arrive in Argentina, gone were the barbed wire/razor wire/electric fences surrounding properties (which seemed the 'norm' in Brazil) Once we crossed into Argentina we felt a sense of relieve (in that generally we felt much safer - 'a weight was lifted...') The Waterfalls - It takes at least 4 hours to visit the falls on the Argentinian side and it is worth it. There is 3 levels: upper, middle, lower - all 3 give a different perspectives to the falls. Getting on a boat and getting under the fall is quite expensive and you do get super wet! We were speechless. The fall is so powerful, noisy and scary! a great moment and the highlight of the trip so far. Not much to say as ... read more
upper level - Iguacu Falls
upper level -Iguacu Falls
upper level -Iguacu Falls

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú December 1st 2012

We got into perto iguazu by taxi, an hour or so before sunset. We had booked a hotel online but didnt know exactly where it was, so we got dropped off at the central bus station. There we found a tourist office that spoke english, which was a nice change from Brazil where there was almost no english to be found. Armed with a city map we walked the 5 or so blocks to our hotel. It was still blistering hot and humid, so by the time we got to our hotel we were spent. Luckily they had a pool. It was filled with dead bugs and leaves but I didnt care, it felt great. Steph decided to play with some of the resident kittens instead. The next day we set out to see the Argentinian ... read more

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú October 6th 2012

Flight from Rio to Foz de Iguacu airport took 2 hours its amazing the size of Brazil this flight path took only a very small corner of Brazil. On our arrival we spoke to the tourist info centre who adivsed us to visit the Barzillian side as it is only a short bus ride away. So we put our rucksacks into lockers at the at the airport and caught a bus to the falls. The falls are absolutely a amazing you follow paths to different points of the water falls, as you walk the air is filled with beauitfull butterflies who land on your arms and legs, if you keep still then you can feel them sucking the moisture from your skin. There are also tiny Raccoon type animals scurrying over the pathways they a cheeky ... read more
The Brazilian side
Coatis
Large Lizard

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú May 28th 2012

So the next stop on the tour was definitely a priority for both of us – The Iguazu Falls. The falls are said to be bigger than Niagara and lie just on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. We grabbed another overnight bus (this time 18hours, the longest bus yet) from Buenos Aires and arrived in the small town of Puerto Iguazu around lunchtime. Back to warm weather again and I was grinning from ear to ear.It was too late to do the falls so we had a relaxing afternoon with some beers and an Argentinian grill for two. I think you will begin to notice by now that this country is really bad for making ridiculously good food for a reasonable price and we were taking advantage! That evening we managed to get the ... read more
Puerto Iguazu
Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú May 15th 2012

Since our first night with Juan was so much fun, we decided to head out with him again, as well as Raphael the receptionist and the man from the bottom bunk (we never got his name). They took us to a traditional Brazilian bar where we tried to dance to Salsa music (as Juan put it, Lily was a natural with her hips, Amelia was more like a frog... so charming!) After Rapha had to get back so we trusted Juan to pick a good club... not sure whether he was trying to tell us something, or whether his lack of English led him to believe this is what we were asking for, but we ended up in a gay club. Now those of you who know us well, will know seeing men kissing men while ... read more

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú May 13th 2012

Orlagh blogging here! After our long journey from Rio, we arrived in Foz de Iguaçu on Monday afternoon. We got off the bus and ran into 3 irish girls Jamie, Michelle and Sarah. We decided to get something to eat and stopped off at a traditional Brazilian all-you-can eat buffet. Afterwards, the girls decided to head over to the Argentinian side (to Puerto Iguazu) where they were staying. We decided to go see the Brazilian side of the Falls while we were there. So off we went with our backpacks (the heat was unreal) to look for a banklink to get cash, which took forever. It can be difficult to find a banklink that accepts international cards. We went looking for a tourist information centre, but it wasn´t where it said it was on the map. ... read more
Brazilian Side of the Falls
Toucans at Guira-oga
This bird had his beak shot off by a farmer


Sup! so basically my ipod touch is killing me, writing on it is the bain of my life (no exxageration), so sorry for all the mistakes so far, will strive to check my spelling more. gimme a chance i am a mathesmagician. Am in Argnentina now! boom So Brazil was awesome, highlights were; view from sugar loaf, night out in melt, Arraial D´Juda village, Horse riding in Morro, and night out in Pulsar! loved Brazil but ready for next country, brazilians are way too loud!!!! The journey from Morro de Sao Paulo was probs the longest and most varied we have had yet! Got two boats, two cars and two planes. First boat was speed boat in the dark, was soooo fast and the water was so flat and sky was so clear was such an ... read more
bridge.....




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