Finally the Falls

Trip Start Oct 04, 2011
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Trip End Mar 17, 2013


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Flag of Brazil  , State of Parana,
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Foz de Iguacu is one of Brazil's major attractions other than the amazon. For those of you keeping up with my blog you may have seen we made one attempt to see them which was scuppered by a car accident. Well, as Marcelo's cousin Gildomar has a shop, which was seen in the last blog, he buys a lot of his goods from Paragauy, where they don't tax goods. He decided he'd go down, and Marcelo and I didn't want to let the chance slip by again, so we were up for another 2000km round trip. 
We drove down and it took all day, we arrived at about 9pm and slept in a hotel, then Gildomar and a friend of his went and made their purchases in Paraguay. I decided to stay behind. I've done Paraguay once and was unimpressed. They came back with so much stuff I nearly died. They filled up every available space in that car so much that the other girl and I had a seat and a half to sit on in the back between us. We set off and pulled in to see the falls
The Foz (meaning gully I think) de Iguacu (meaning Big Water), border Brazil and Argentina, so there is a Brazilian way to see them and an Argentinian, a bit like Niagara. They say the Brazilian side is more dramatic. They have 3 times the water flow of Niagara. 
Upon seeing Iguazu, the United States' First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed "Poor Niagara!". They are a Unesco world heritage site and one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. I think I have probably added too many photo's but they were just awe inspiring.

After the wonderful experience at the falls, I had probably the worst 17 hour drive of my life squished in the back of Gildomar's car. I do knot have the love for the Palio Weekend that Marcelo does. He was in the front passenger seat. But I'm glad we saw it. 
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Dante on

Fantastic pictures!
My next stop, who knows when!!
Thanks for sharing!!
You two look great!

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