Waterfalls and sunshine!
Trip Start Jul 18, 2008
7Trip End Sep 01, 2008
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Where I stayed
Hotel San Ignacio
Eilis and I left Rosario on Sunday evening and got a night bus to Puerto Iguazu. The trip was 16 hours in total and although the busses here are luxery, the roads leave alot to be desired and at times it reminded me of a rough day at sea. I guess the kid in the behind me was feeling the same as he upchuked the contents of his free bus meal into the space under my seat! Apart from that incident, oh and the screaming baby, the ride didn´t seem too long and I got a personal best score on Tetris so all was not lost. The reason for going to Puerto Iguazu is that the most spectacular series of waterfalls in the world are there (well that´s what the Argentinians say and who am I to argue as the Ashleigh falls in Leenan are my only comparison). We booked in for the whole ´Iguazu Adventure Trek´ tourist ticket which was actaully pretty cool as they bring you on a boat ride right underneath the falls. Seriously, the power of the second largest river in the world falling 70 odd meters right above your head is something to see
So this morning we left Puerto Iguazu on another lovely semi-cama bus (reclining leather seats and more Tetris but sadly no new personal record) to arrive 5 hours later in the small town of San Ignacio de Mini. This town only exists as it has the ruins of the largest Jesuit Mission in South America and lives off the tourism
So tomorrow we´re on the road again for another 4-5 hours to either Corrientes or Resistencia. It all depends on accommodation and online booking isn´t available so its a stop and see strategy. After that it´s onto Salta for 5 days and then up into Peru.
I hope all is well with all of you,
Ps Still no USB on this computer for uploading photos...maybe next time