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Jul 30, 2008 - Rio to Iguassu

Well here goes for the first entry - hope it works. Thanks for all the messages and emails so far. I´ll try and respond to you all but may not be today. So we met our group and luckily everyone is lovely so that was a huge relief. There are 13 of us altogether including the tour guide. There´s another couple with us and then everyone else are single travellers. The age range is from 21-50 so we´re not the oldest either!! The bus we´re on is hilarious - once I´ve worked out how to upload photos I´ll put one on for you to see. It´s massive...

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South America Trip

Apr 8, 2008 - Iguassu Falls

Had a nightmare 5 hour journey to the airport. We had to keep pulling over so someone could be sick.... yes me! vile. Flew to Igazzu to see the falls. Spent 8th walking through the "jungle" to the falls on the Brazillian side. Absolutely undescribably gorgeous. Took lots of pictures (but unfortunately didnt see any monkeys or toucans!!). In the evening we went to see this well dodgy Samba show. I think Igazzu city is being run by some kind of mafia type group cos it was all a bit odd. Anyway, the next day was even more amazing. In the...

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Oct 12, 2007 - Iguacu Falls and beyond!

We'll let the photos and video give you an impression of the majesty of this place. We stayed on the Brazilian side which has the 'view' but travelled to the Argentinian side that 'puts on the show'. Also took a motor boat ride up river to the Devil's Throat and got duly soaked! Thrilling - DVD proof available! Also caught a glimpse of Paraguay from the border bridge. On departure, our flight from Iguacu was delayed - just as well as it was a public holiday in Brazil the day we left and crowds of Brazilians were queueing up to buy their...

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May 1, 2007 - Peas & Carrots

Since I last spoke with you I went to Iguazu Falls. The waterfalls border Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. There are 250 falls total on these borders, just to give you an idea how large these falls are. Once I landed in Igauazu Falls, I ended up riding on the bus to my hostel with this American man (Steve) and a Dutch woman (Elisa). The three of us hit it off instantly, we meshed like peas and carrots!! We got into Puerto Iguazu around 2. So, the three of us decided to trek it together to the Brazilain side of the falls that day. One...

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Travelin' Queen Bee

Apr 20, 2007 - Argentina Iguassu Falls

I had a couple of days in Rio and then flew from Rio to Iguassu and crossed the border into Argentina. The Iguassu river is at the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The falls were spectacular. You can view them from both Argentina and Brazil. We were picked up at the hotel at 8.30am and told we would return at 5.30pm. I wondered how we could possibly spend 9 hours looking at watefalls, but we did and it was great. The falls are vast. There are around 250. Most of the falls, walking trails and viewpoints are on the Argentinian side....

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Girls on Tour

Apr 19, 2007 - Heading north...

hola chicos! We're here to fill you in on the last few weeks. After concluding our schooling we went in for a bit of adrenalin sports: Rafting on the Rio Manso. Although it lacked a great surging torrent (due to it being the end of the season), it was good fun with beautiful scenery. It gave us a chance to swim in glacial waters, which was obviously chilly! The guide kept yelling at Fi to keep her mouth closed (to not swallow the rapids), to which she replied "gulp splutter gulp... muy frio (very cold)!" Previously we mentioned our...

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Apr 8, 2007 - Foz and Puerto Iguazu

We arrived in Foz de iguazu after a 12 hour nite bus. When we got to the hotel we went straight out to one of the modern wonders of the world, Itaupu Dam. To be honest we were really tired so we didnt take much in. After that we went straight to the Brazilian side of Iguazu falls. They are absolutey breathtaking. We were walking along right beside them and they just kept getting bigger and better. It seems the spiders and insects and stuff are bigger here aswell!!!!! The next day we went to the argentinian side where we went on a boat down...

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Kevin and Catherine

Apr 4, 2007 - Puerto Iguazu / BRAZIL - Foz do Iguazu

Tuesday 3rd January Went to breakfast down the road with a couple of people from the Lime House and got shouted at by the waiter for leaving loads of food - well breakfast for one consisted of 2 croissants, 2 sandwiches (HAM and CHEESE!), a juice and tea and a big slice of cake (DULCHE DE LECHE!) so I'm sorry but even with my 'stuff it in the back for later' mentality it wasn't going to happen. Went to Retiro station with the Amercian girl at 8pm for our buses and had a few scam attempts. I was watching Jessies bags and was asked for...

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Mar 19, 2007 - Boarders and Borders

Okay Two weeks into this amazing holiday and we are all officially surfers. Now I must be honest and say that Lonna and I have some serious pain in parts of our bodies but we have pictures to prove that we both actually rode the waves! Cassidy was a natural and Kayden not too far behind. They both want to take up the sport but for Lonna and I, we will just cheer from our towels safely from the beach. A small town south of Florianopolis was our home for the past 4 days while we took surf lessons from Rodrigo. Our accommodation was called a...

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Peters Brazil 2007

Mar 15, 2007 - The Other Smoke That Thunders

Whoa, that's a lot of water. And it's not even in full flow! But first, the steak... I think when I last wrote we were about to go out for a steak dinner in Buenos Aries. Well, as it turns out, that dinner was a whole lot better than the lunch we had earlier on. It seems that at lunch they serve more rib type cuts (cut the odd way like Maui Ribs you buy at the Safeway), but at dinner time, the steaks really are superb. The meat is actually cut fresh right in front of you out of much larger sides of beef. It's not for the faint of heart in...

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honeymoonplanet

Mar 5, 2007 - On the road to Iguazu

I had to get up early again to catch the 7am bus to Ciudad del Este. When I arrived at the terminal, they were trying to fix something in the motor. It took them about an hour and we left town at 8am. Finally I was on my in direction Iguaçu. People where getting on and of the bus every few 100 meters and we got along very slowly. I now started understand why the bus had been cancelled the morning before, as the road we were using for at least half the way was an unpaved mud road. After 1.5hours of drive the bus broke down, the driver fixed...

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Mar 2, 2007 - Foz de Iquaçu (Iquaçu Falls - Brazil / Argentina)

26 hr bus ride me ass - try 30 hours with no air conditioning in a bus with only 3 other people who don't speak a word of English - AAAAARRRGHH. In frustration during the ride I`d been planning moving forward my flight out of South America, but an afternoon in Foz and I'm loving life again. It seems that this trip is going to be one of World`s Biggest things. From Carnival in Rio, the world`s biggest party, I`ve landed in Foz de Iquaçu, the home of the world`s largest waterfall, and also for those engineering buffs, the home of the world`s...

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The Wanderer

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