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South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú August 19th 2011

Day 1 Stayed at another Bambu hostel which was really nice and chilled. When we arrived there were loads of people outside having a drink, but by the time we checked our stuff into the room and went back outside they had all dissapeared! I think they must have smelt the ridonkulous amounts of deet insect repellant i was wearing! That day we just chilled out and in the evening we headed to a steakhouse to try some famous Argentine beef! We ordered a mixed grill to share but had no idea what was going to be included on it... When it arrived we were impressed because there was a shitload of meat onit! However, we were also a bit perplexed because we didn't know what any of the cuts of meat were. There were some ... read more
...During the boat ride...
...and after the boat ride!
the luxury coach!!

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú August 19th 2011

Iguazu After an epic 26 hour bus trip from Salta we arrived in a very wet Puerto Iguazu. We stayed in a French lady’s hotel (Los Trangueros) which was excellent, as was the home cooked food she made for us and to top it all off they had a lovely dog called Tango. Iguazu falls were truly spectacular. They are surrounded by rainforest so a trip there also has the benefit of some animal encounters for good measure. The pictures of Iguazu should speak for themselves so without further ado here they are…… ... read more
Tory's card spy gets rumbled
Dinner at Los Tangueros
Thunder storm

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú August 10th 2011

The reason this will be cursory and brief is firstly that it has been a while, and secondly because I am horribly ill and have consumed a grand total of one solid piece of food (which was chundered up a few hours ago) in about 48 hours. My tummy is not happy with me. So Bolivia, which is infinitely less polished than Peru (but after nearly two centuries of military dictatorship, who can blame them?) was where I visited the world´s biggest salt flat, the world´s highest city, hooray. I also went into a mine that killed over 8 million African slaves, knee deep in mud that contained the piss of thousands of sweaty underpaid labourers. They worship the devil in the mines, because he keeps them safe underground. They light cigarettes and put them in ... read more

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú August 2nd 2011

Hi all After arriving in Resistencia, we spent our time relaxing and made use of the nice hotel as we weren’t sure what accommodation was ahead. After a few days of relaxation we were ready for our last long distance bus journey to Puerto Iguaçu (Argentina), we took the bus at 0700 and arrived in Puerto Iguaçu at 1700! Although the bus was comfortable as usual. When we arrived we had to work out how we were going to get to our final destination of foz do Iguassu (Brazil)! We decided on a taxi which stopped at both border points, jumped the queue and only cost fifteen quid! Well worth it. We then arrived at our hostel, which was lively (but not too much). It even had a pool, pool table, bar and a playstation 3! ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú July 28th 2011

Reb and I took a long haul to get to Iguazu from BA. We didnt get our tickets in advance (we never had to in Peru and Bolivia), so all tickets were sold out. Frustrated, one company finally jumped in to finally say "Oh, you could go to Posada, then take a bus from there to Iguazu... Youd arrive a few hours later than everyone else" (Thank you Reb for being the awesome spanish translator you were that day - and every other day..). The buses were definetly not as terrible as I thought considering they were so much cheaper, but we survived. We successfully got ourselves a hostel meeting up with Rebs friends Steve and Josh, and got up the following morning to get a bus to the National Park holding the Iguazu falls. Iguazu ... read more

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú July 25th 2011

The anticipation to see family had been building up for weeks, so when I finally saw my sister, it was definitely one of the happiest moments of my trip. It was also nice to get to see her on her 30th Birthday! I was a little afraid she was not going to make it as she has missed her first flight, but she was able to get on another flight, and arrived only 3 hours later than expected. The second best part of staying with my sister is that she is not really a hostel person...so we got a hotel room which was really nice. They had clean bathrooms (with no cracks in the wall), breakfast delivered to our room, a television, heating....now this is what I call living the life! Although we only arrived into ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú July 24th 2011

Wow, seems like a lot has happened in the past few days! So, in Sao Paulo, we had a wander to the Havaianas shop, Liz designed her own while Holly picked up a pair for her and Alan. Then, Solange´s friend Nelson picked us up, and took us to the park, then for lunch at his ex wife´s restaurant - amazing food, and he also treated us to some chocolates from there too. Very spoilt indeed! We had a lazy afternoon back at Solange´s, trying to sort out flights for later in the trip, skyping home, and uploading some pictures to facebook. Solange then took us out for a salad in the evening, and we had a nice relax watching TV before an earlyish night. On Friday, we got up and had a wander down Avenida ... read more

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú July 16th 2011

Saturday and Sunday We'd booked a flight to Puerto Iguazu in Argentina with Aerolineas Argentinas - avoid flying with them. Our flight was delayed 3 hours and we missed our connection in Buenos Aires. Another nasty surprise was the $100 entrance tax to Argentina (only for us Aussies). We were sent to a hotel in downtown BA after being yelled at by the airline agent because we couldn't understand her English directions. We were joined in the taxi by a mime artist from Rio going to perform in Lima and a Bolivian engineer. They'd also had delayed flights. Every thing was paid for, including phone calls, and for dinner, now really late, we had the most tender grilled veal I have ever eaten - the menu was in Spanish and the waiter didn't have enough English ... read more
truck through the jungle
the flood marker reads 30m
down river, Brazil on the other side

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú June 14th 2011

The news is that flights in and out of BA are still disrupted by the volcanic ash from Chile. Both LAN flights from here to BA were cancelled today, so we weren't optimistic about our booking for tomorrow. We've decided to go by bus instead. We walked up to the terminal this morning and bought two "super cama" class tickets for 1510 today. That will get us in to BA at about 0800 tomorrow, so we'll be on schedule. The only drawback is that we won't get to do the moonlit walk to the Devil's Throat tonight, but that might be cancelled anyway if it's cloudy. There are bound to be a lot of people booking buses today and we didn't want to be stranded in Puerto Iguazu.... read more

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú June 5th 2011

A 1 hour 50 minute flight from Buenos Aires with LAN Argentina Airlines got us safely to Puerto Iguacu in the late morning. We had no trouble catching the bus, direct to our Hotel Garden Stone. The owners of the Hotel were very friendly and immediately went through suggestions on how to approach the day on the Argentine side of the Falls. We were also given a map of the Falls and the town. The Hotel had a pool (cold water so no swimming for me!), outdoor kitchen, many hammocks and areas to sit in the garden. We had a private garden setting outside our room, which we used on several occasions. We found some lunch and then walked around the town as well as finding the junction of the boundaries of the 3 countries, ... read more
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Hotel Garden Stone - our room
Hotel Garden Stone in Puerto Iguazu Argentina - cobble stone road




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