Friday, 13 September 2013

The amazing Foz do Iguassu

Iguassu Falls
After a long 12 hour bus journey (which was late) from Curitiba, we arrived at our brilliant hostel in Foz do Iguassu, called Green House Hostel. It's a converted house in the suburbs of the town, about 20 minutes by bus to the falls. It's clean, comfortable and the people are lovely.
We got up early this morning and walked to the bus stop to get the bus to the national park. It was pretty simple, once we knew which direction we had to go in.
It's fairly expensive on the Brazilian side (we are off to the Argentinian side tomorrow) but very well organised; regular buses once in the nation park and loads of things to do, which of course are additional costs, we did the speed boat which literally took us under a waterfall, we were drenched but it was brilliant fun.
The falls a huge, massive, they make Niagara falls look like a drain pipe burst. Kilometres of waterfall, just breathtaking. We took about 200 photos. Won't bore you with them all...yet.

Anyone for Guinness?
After the boat ride, once we were really drenched, we sat in the sun and dried out. Then walked to the bird sanctuary which was very impressive and well worth the visit, loads of Toucans! Also loads of other breath-taking birds, including 2 massive Harpy Eagles. Massive! There were several aviary's you could walk through, including Toucans and Macaws - the latter was funny because it was late in the day and the birds were getting quite active and swooping - one scared Ellen as it swooped right past her face, they really are big birds.
Back at the hostel we cooked pasta for dinner, waaaay over budget today!

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