Bus leaves at 9:15 am for the 5 hour ride. Big advantage to staying in HI hostel in Florianopolis was it's proximity to the bus station as well as a very nice breakfast included, altho we did see several hotels downtown which could have been cheaper.
Arr at 2:30 and ckd into hotel just across from bus station, 60r for dbl, TV, bath...about the limit for our budget but does incl brkfst...up tomor to eat and get to station by 8 am. Its 10-11 hrs to Foz de Iguazu.
Saw rice paddies just before heading up into mtns and Curitiba, hadn´t seen them on way down. Raining or in clouds/fog most of the ride, cant see much at all, good we didnt go to Paranagua...more rain on the coast.