Iguaçu Falls the Brazilian side

Trip Start Mar 24, 2010
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Flag of Brazil  , State of Parana,
Thursday, May 6, 2010

After our 14 hour coach ride from Florianopolis, we arrived in Foz de Iguacu and checked into our backpackers. A nice enough place, but it just seemed so shabby after our stay at the Tucano Hostel in Flori. After a quick shower, locking up our gear and a Portuguese/English run down on how to get to the falls, we were off. Conveniently right at the bus stop was a giant McDonalds... and breakfast was served, bacon and egg mcmuffins all round! (Sadly hashbrowns are non-existent!?)

Iguacu Falls is definitely one of the most incredible parts of the world either of us had ever seen. The incredible view is one thing, but the sound and wind they produce is even more breathtaking. Check out the pics and video.

After a few hours and getting completely soaked we headed back to Foz de Iguacu, for some lunch and a dry off. Over lunch we decided that we could fit in a trip to the worlds largest hydroelectric power plant... Itaipu Dam (one of the "7 Modern Wonders of the World"). The dam produces over 90% of Paraguay's electricity and 25% of Brazil's. The lake from where the water feeds into the 20 turbines has enough water in it to provide 4000 litres for every person on the earth. Costing over 18 billion US dollars and with "alot" of men dying during its construction, the overall view on the dam has mixed opinions. Definatley worth a look and impressive to see such a massive structure actually working.

After walking past a Japanese restaurant on the way home, (and hearing so much in Brazil about how good the sushi is) we decided on our final meal. Delicious!!!

Tomorrow we say goodbye to Brasil and head to the Argentinian side of the Iguazu River to Puerto Iguazu.
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