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South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 28th 2005

Getting up this morning in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, we proceed our journey to Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, with the intention of staying there for the night. Immigration wasn't a problem, and the next thing we knew, we are in Brazil. Foz is so much bigger than its Argentine counterpart of Puerto Iguazú, and a lot more things going on. It feels like a real city, not just a hungry town of tourist's money. Several tall buildings that serve as hotels are spotted, and streets are wide and nicer. Foz is a very diverse city; not just latino/a faces; from what I've read, back in the 50s and 60s, the Brazilian government allowed and accepted many immigrants from all around the world to Brazilian citizenship, and put them in Foz. Many muslims and Asians, along with ... read more
Helisul ride
Foz' Butterfly
Brazilian wildlife

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 28th 2005

I took a sleeping bus from Buenos Aires to the Argentine side of the falls. Apart from the fact that the bus did not stop, it was a very comfortable 20 hour ride as the seats reclined nearly 180 degrees and the air conditioning was working very well. When I arrived and got off the bus it must have been at least 38 degrees, which wasn't really a surprise, it's just I couldn't remember what it felt like, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Staff at the bus station were very helpful, I didn't have to ask, they came up to me to inquire if I needed any information. The bus to the Brazilian side was about to leave, so I managed to get to the border very quickly. Entry into Brazil wasn't a problem. ... read more
Argentine side, IgazuFalls 2
Argentine side, IgazuFalls 3
Christmas Eve

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 23rd 2005

we took a long bus journey from rio to foz for xmas. xmas was very quiet and relaxing. unfortunately not very veggie friendly so xmas lunch was cheese balls and chips. yummy.... read more
the falls
jill at the falls

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 22nd 2005

Wow, Wow, Wow x 100000!! I am so stunned by what I have seen today, Its hard to think of anything else to say to describe it! I have been looking forward to seeing the Iguazu falls, for what seems like the whole of my life... and today I was there! Not only that, Lo and I had the most amazing adventure packed day around the falls. Ok (deap breaths...) The day started with us crossing over to Brazil with our driver and the lovely Claire & Nathan who we met in our hostel - the fantastic Hostel Inn (hello!). I have never been on a day trip to Brazil before, so you can imagine how exciting it was! We first went cycling for 9Km through the jungle on proper mountain bikes, the trees were amazing ... read more
the first peek
the boat going through the falls
the falls

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 20th 2005

After a 2.5 weeks stunt in Buenos Aires, I was -in a sadistic way- pleased to get back to the motorcycle. Flying back to Guaruja (Brazilian South coast) to met Ted (back from Hawaii). I even managed a quick swim before leaving for the world-reknowned 275 falls of Iguazu. My Saddle Before telling more about this watery Unesco site, I should first say a bit about my ´home´on the road for the last 3 months... for the ones wondering. On the first photo, you´ll see me with my full gear on (waterproofed that day with extra internal liners), and my absolutely essential A$2 foam seat (from Crazy Clark). There´s also a little back rest home made with a folded foam bag. Distance wise, I´ve classified the 500 km long trip as "Are we there yet?" and ... read more
football players on the beach in Guaruja (South Brasil)
some beauty found at a road stop
looking up from the back of the bike to the sky for some answers (when all else fails!)

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 13th 2005

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 8th 2005

Well i have to say after my rather unfortunate start to this expedition things have begun to take a turn for the better. I last left you somewhat tired after a rather gruelling trip to Rio, although i have to say that having arrived it was definately worth it. What can i say about Rio, as you fly in you see a sprawling city, surrounded by mountains, it even has mountains in the middle of the city with the houses just lapping up against the sides. The mountains are beautiful, the beaches are beautiful, the women are beautiful in fact all round it is a pretty attractive place. Having recovered from my journey with dinner and a particularly well earned rest i went out sight seeing. I ended up heading out with a german guy from ... read more
sunset from christ the redeemer
isla grande boat trip
Christ the redeemer

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 6th 2005

Hi everyone... So it,s our last day in Rio and indeed South America...and since it´s still raining in Rio (song title?)...weve decided to camp in the Internet cafe and catch up on a few blogs. Never mind the rain though...we´ve had the most fantastic brilliant superb time...thoroughly recommended to anyone lucky enough to have the chance. Looking forward to getting home though.. Steve has already preordered a Vindaloo from the Lucknow for Thursday evening. Looking forward to seeing everyone (you know who you are) at the Xmas do at the weekend... Maybe some last comments from you on this or the Rio blog to follow ?? Anyway...our guide book says..If you think Iguazu falls are simply Niagra in the South...then think again. Niagra is but a mere drop in the ocean compared to Iguazu. Quite a ... read more
What a location
Not super-imposed..
I know..lets take a ride boat into that !!

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu December 2nd 2005

No small dogs in Chihuahua, no nuts in Brasil, and now no biscuits in Sao...Huh? Thumbs up for Brasil tho´....the thumbs up sign is universal..the affirmative for everything, greeting, acceptance, a lot of people see the bike and just give the thumbs covers everything agreable, positive, conspiratorily (as in catching someone´s eye who has also just watched the same chica walk past)...but I think its only a bloke thing...I can´t recall any chicas doing it..maybe one or two up north... That last entry was a trial...went for dinner with Luis to a pizza place...seemed like fantastic pizzas, maybe something dodgey in the salami as I had ingested something that wanted to get out and proceeded to do so during the night...both-end-itis not to put to fine a point on the next day I ... read more
At the Head of the Queue
Crab Pigout

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu November 22nd 2005

Day 9 We arrived in Foz about 7 am and pretty much went straight to a dam which produces 90% of Paraguay´s electricity and a fair amount of Brazil´s too. After a tour of this, we went to a helicopter site. We took a 10 minute helicopter ride over the Iguazu falls which was absolutely spectacular. The falls are on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. We then walked to the falls for some more amazing views. We got really close to them and really wet! Took loads of photos!! In the evening we all went to a Latin American show/buffet where there was plenty of food, drink and fun to be had. It was a really great night which ended up very drunken in a bar!... read more
Falls behind
Iguazu Falls

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