Blogs from Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil, South America - page 37


South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu January 8th 2006

Here I am finally in the beautiful country of Brazil. I Last Night I just crossed the border. Accompanied by my good friends, Carmela and Ricardo, and their sleeping baby Ema. She is so cute she calls me, Yes! We crossed the border tranquilamente ( with out problem) . It was dark and very very hot...all i wanted to do was get somwhere if air conditioning. My friends are very nice but they did not have air and its very hot right now here and humid. It´s 90 degrees here and very humid. So last night when i got here to the youth hostel... i was so happy when they said would you like a room with air. It was 18 reales like 9 us Dollars or so. But I was willing to pay it to ... read more

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu January 6th 2006

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. I thought Niagara was good, but this is just spectacular!! Did the Brazilian side yesterday, the Argentinian side is meant to be even better! Oh, and we went on the helicopter. A bit of an extravagance (all of 35 quid for 15 minutes) but well worth it!!! ... read more
A refreshing drink!
By the falls with magic roundabout T-shirt

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu January 6th 2006

I´ve had chance to add some piccies, so check them out!... read more

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu January 5th 2006

Happy New Year to you all!!! I´ve decided to give up on the long, in-depth journals I´m afraid!!! So here´s one covering the last, well, almost a week I think!!! New Years Eve I tried to go to Santa Teresa during the day, but the queue for the little train was long and slow, and it was just too hot, so I went to look at the Cathedral instead. In the evening, the party started at about 7.30 at the hostel, with a big group of brazilian friends of the owners and employees thrown in. At some point we went down to the beach. There we had the 25 minute fireworks display, surrounded by everyone in the white. Amazing. I don´t have the words. Then some of us walked to Ipanema beach for a bit. That ... read more

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu January 5th 2006

Well we have made it to Brazil. We left Bristol in temperatures of -2C and flew into Sao Paulo to temperatures of 30+C. Brazil is great, Sao Paulo was a bit of a blur as we were only there for 24hours but then we moved on to Rio de Janeiro for La Reveillon (New Years Eve) Approx. 2 million people flocked to the Copacabana beach for the most amazing fireworks display and wave jumping!! The majority of people were wearing white as a sign of respect to the goddess of the Sea. Rio itself deserves all the praise it gets - it is an amazing city with very distinct neighbourhoods. Based in Botafogo we were well within reach of all the main areas. The bus system meant that we could get around easily. Got burnt on ... read more

South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu January 2nd 2006

So we left our home away from home in Floripa and took a loooong bus ride to Foz do Iguazu home of the Iguazu Falls. We had seen many pictures of the falls before but when you get to see them up close and get doused by their spray its a total different experience. They are split between Brazil and Argentina with Argentina getting the larger portion. As the guide book says they are "higher than Niagara and wider than Victoria." It's pretty amazing. Our first day in Foz after getting off a 13 hour bus ride we decided to go straight to the falls. We got off the bus at 6am and by 9am we were on our way to the Argentinian side of the falls. We spent the day running around in 90 ... read more
The Falls
The devils throat
It was a beautiful day!

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

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