Brazilian side of the falls

Trip Start Jun 11, 2008
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Trip End May 14, 2009


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Pousada da Laura

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We didn't rush to get up this morning as we had planned to go to the Brazilian side of the falls today, and we don't need too long there.
We jumped on a local bus that took us up to the park entrance and then onto another open top style bus that took us to the start of the trail.

The trail itself offered us some good overall views of the falls, but I think I preferred the Argentinean side as you get much closer to them.
We got some good pictures though and enjoyed the few hours that we were there, including our little picnic. Overall, the Iguazu Falls are amazing and even though the Argentinean side was better for us, you still need to visit both sides to appreciate them fully.

We then went back to the hostel to enjoy the sunshine again.

In the evening, we had a little bit of an issue....
We were just lay on the bed when it just suddenly collapsed beneath us......

NO!!! We were not trying out some kinky new sex moves!
NO!!! I had not been overdoing it on the donuts and become the weight of a hippopotamus!
NO!!! I had not put on a leotard and tried to re-enact the 1996 Olympic Women's gymnastics final!
And NO!!! I had not just done a thunderous f@rt and blown the bottom out of the bed frame!

I assume they were the first four things you all thought of.....well, maybe not the gymnastics thing, but that's another story! We were just laid on the bed!

I tried to fix the bed myself, but after about 15 minutes of failure, and now dripping with sweat from the night heat, I gave in and went to inform the hostel reception.
It was at this point that I realised I was stood in reception, in just my underwear, covered in sweat, trying to tell the receptionist that the bed had collapsed under innocent circumstances!! Bugger!
I got a response of a disbelieving 'huh', and he asked to see the bed!

What did he think this was, a hospital patient that had been terminally diagnosed and I was requesting a second opinion?! Was he some sort of bed doctor who may re-diagnose the symptoms as just an untucked quilt rather than a collapsed bed frame?!! Freak!
He came in the room and said "yeah, it's broken".....No shit Sherlock!! If Dr Watson could see you now!!

Anyway, we were allowed to sleep in the room next door, as the hostel wasn't busy and hopefully the bed can get fixed tomorrow.
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