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Apr 30, 2010 - Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls (19 – 22 April) After a few hiccups and a night spent unexpectedly in Sao Paulo we arrived at our hostel in Puerto Iguazu. Quickly changing into bikinis and boardies we made our way to the pool for a few sundowners to relax into our new home after a 20 hour bus trip. Note to future South American travelers, Sao Paulo is really and truly the butt hole of Brazil and it held no real appeal to any of us. We spent the day cruising around a shopping centre and eating cheap food from Bob's Burgers! Our hostel was a great change from...

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Apr 4, 2010 - South America Ten - Iguazu

Thoughts on the Cruise and NCL The cruise was very good and we had some great stops along the way and a combination of good shore excursions and self conducted day trips. The cabin was great, the food good and the views fantastic. Highlights were the Patagonian BBQ, the day in Ushuaia (especially leaving port), the Osorno Volcano flying fox ride and lunch and generally not having to do a lot. Having our own stash of alcohol was also a huge bonus that worked out very well. We are expert at this by now with the cruises we have done and have...

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Mar 28, 2010 - Iguazu Iguana

We have spent the last two days at the Iguazu Falls in Northern Argentina. As one of the major of South America I was a little bit worried that it wouldn´t live up to the hype. It did!!! We got up early on Saturday to have the whole day in the National Park. In the morning we took the train to the top of the Devils Throat. Completely unbelievable and takes your breath away. Even Phil and Solly reciting their guide book facts learnt the night before couldn´t ruin it. You feel so small and insignificant next to that massive, loud body of...

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Mar 13, 2010 - gauchos and a jungle girl

After our adventures in northwest Argentina, we headed by overnight bus to the Cordoba region, south east of Salta. The city of Cordoba offered us a Saturday night street market with hundreds of stalls selling all sorts of crafts, clothing and antiques (or junk, depending on your taste). After a couple of nights in the city, we headed 100 k north to the small town of La Cumbre, a picturesque village nestled in a valley of the Sierra mountains of northwest Cordoba province. Here, we hooked up with El Gringo horseback adventures. El Gringo...

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Mar 8, 2010 - Argentina-Chaco,Iguazu fall,Ibera Wetlands

Chaco, Iguazu and Estero del Ibera. After fixing the battery and the voltage regulator, we found an insurance company that would insure our imported auto. With some hitches with getting the original it would take us another couple of days before we would be able to cross the Chaco of Argentina. The road trip from the North west corner of Argentina to Iguazu falls would take us across the Chaco... a hot wet thorn scrub type forest. But before we could drive this 700 mile plus trip we had to wait for our insurance papers to be processed and...

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Feb 19, 2010 - Touring Iguazu Falls, Argentina

What are Iguazu Falls like? Taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazú Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth. During the rainy season of November - March, the rate of flow of water going over the falls may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750 cubic m) per second. These matter of fact details do nothing to describe the grandeur of the falls, the tremendous amount of water (an average of 553 cubic feet...

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Feb 19, 2010 - Detours – big and small.

This has been a slightly less frantic thirteen days since we landed back in Buenos Aires on the 02 Feb. With our packs just that little bit lighter again after the loss of a towel, some board shorts, and one or two pairs of socks, we settled back into the Milhouse hostel for a few days of rest. Having stayed in five hostels in two weeks, five days of which was spent camping, we were looking forward to a slower hostel turnover and decided to stay for a few nights at least. Having been in Buenos for eleven days of mayhem I will admit that the...

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Dec 4, 2009 - Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

The next day I crossed the border back into Argentina to see the falls from this side as you get a totally different view and can get much closer to the falls. It really is worth visiting both sides. The majority of the falls are on the Argentinean side so you get really close to the foot of a number of the huge waterfalls and cross over the top of huge waterfalls on specially constructed walkways. The largest and most powerful of the falls, the devils throat, is closer to the Brazilian side. On the Argentinean side there has been a walkway...

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Nov 19, 2009 - Iguassu Falls (Upper & Lower Trails)

We walked the upper trail & catwalks, which had also been converted from wood to the metal grids. At one point, some woman was walking the path and spraying herself with bug repellent at the same time, not paying any attention to anyone around her, and gave me a squirt right in the face. She was still oblivious when I was gagging and spluttering right next to her. NICE!! After finishing the upper trail, we all met up for lunch. We couldn’t believe that as soon as we sat down in the air-conditioned restaurant, the power went out. According...

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Nov 19, 2009 - Iguassu Falls (Devil's Throat)

Our second day at Iguassu was all about Argentina. We started off with breakfast at another hotel close by. They had a fantastic buffet of fresh fruit, breads, cakes, and the first eggs I’ve seen for breakfast on this trip. It all made me VERY happy. We started off going to Devil's Throat, which is the top part of the falls that throws up a tremendous amount of mist. The national park on the Argentina side has changed quite a bit since Margie & I were here before. When I told our local guide that on my prior trip there was no train up to...

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Sep 15, 2009 - Iguazu

Gestern Abend war ne coole Party in unserem Hostel. Das Hostel ist der HAMMER! Riiiiiesen Pool und viele nette Leute. Leider hat es heute wie aus Kuebeln gegossen und gewittert. Mittags haben wir uns dann trotz allem, mit Shane und Miles (die wir in BA kennen gelernt hatten) ueber die Grenze nach Brasilien gefahren um dort im National Park, die Iguazu Wasserfaelle zu bestaunen. Es war einfach nur atemberaubend, mit welcher Wucht die Wassermassen in die Tiefe preschen. Wir waren komplett nass, von wegen wasserdichte Regencapes :( Am...

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Sep 15, 2009 - Iguazu Falls

Nach 20 Stunden Busfahrt sind wir heute Nachmittag in Iguazu angekommen. Wir werden hier ein paar Tage bleiben um die beruehmten Wasserfaelle anzuschauen und vom Hostelpool zu profitieren! Die Busfahrt war echt der Hammer, wir haben die Luxusklasse gebucht und hatten Sizte die so gross waren wie ein halbes Sofa und die man zu einem Bett umfunktionieren konnte. Als wir gestern Abend in Buenos Aires eingestiegen sind haben wir vom "Steward" ein warmes Abendessen, Wein und Champagner bekommen und nach 2 Filmen auf meinem persoenlichen...

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