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Feb 27, 2007 - Foz do Iguazu, Brazil and Argentina

Feb 27 - March 01, 2007 The stay if foz do iguazu is something that we have been looking forward to. We started off the day visiting on of the biggest electrical power plants in the world, a huge man made damn was built to force the turbines to spin in order to be able to supply power to most of brazil and parts of argentina and paraguay. An amzing effort considering the size and volume of water. The noise was thunderous like a massive waterfall in itself. The second day was great, we visited the brazillian side of the iguazu falls, and...

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Feb 25, 2007 - Igazau Falls

The Iguazu Falls were definitely impressive. They lie split between Brazil and Argentina and you can view them from either side. We stuck to the Argentian side, starting out the day with a refreshing boat trip which took us under one of the falls - exhilerating! The rest of the day we spent exploring Parque Nacional Iguazu on foot, visiting more falls, aweing at all the colourful butterflies which are in such abundance here and even taking a 2 hour mini trek to take a dip under one of the falls. Definitely worth the trek considering the...

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Feb 18, 2007 - Iguazu Falls

Pictures can't do this wonder justice... Iguazu Falls, a water falls in northern Argentina, like nothing I have ever seen before, indescribable, just water everywhere, all around coming down endlessly. It is the border of Brazil and Argentina, so you can go and see different things depending on what side you are on. But I didn't get to go to the Brazil side, I need a visa to go there and that was $100 that I did not want to spend for just one day. So I have to be satisfied with the Argentina side, and I can tell you that it was enough. It's...

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Feb 15, 2007 - Iguazu Falls

Iguazu is quite incredible!! We only spent the day there, and only on the Argentinean side (they are on the boarder of Argentina and Brazil) but we had a really amazing day and loved every second. The falls consist of 82 falls over 2.7km, the result being that 6.5 million litres of water cascade off it every second. It`s the second biggest falls in the world after Victoria falls and bigger than Niagara. We spend the morning walking around and then went off to the Sheraton for the most impressive (and most expensive) buffet we have had all...

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South America 2007

Feb 14, 2007 - Iguazu (Argentina) and Foz de Iguacu (Brasil)

For the first time the flying experience in Argentina went smoothly, without any hiccups or delays. An hour and a half and we had landed in Iguazu with 31 deg c and high humidity. A short shuttle bus ride to our hotel in Puerto Iguazu, 20km away from the park and the famous Iguazu falls. Our Hotel Esturion was a large ranch style complex, tastefully designed inside and out, surrounded by tropical gardens and a view to the river Parana and Brazil. The hotel enticed people to have dinner there by offering free shishkebabs on a skewer from a...

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Feb 13, 2007 - The big hair extrodanare!

So- my last (o.k.- my fist entry) was on the 9th...today is the 13th of februaruy (day 7 of 45) and right now I am at a city called Foz de Igguasu staying in a cute little hotel! Since the last entry I have been having an awesome time! We spent a total of 3 and a half days on the island where i managed to add some color to this pasty body (not going to lie though..I still look pretty white in comparison to everyone else and i refrain from telling them that i actually did the whole fake tan thing for a month before i got here)! We then...

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Jan 31, 2007 - The Iguacu Falls

Ok - I'm going to have to cheat with this one as its now February and I'm doing some catching up! So, I ended my last update by telling you that we were off to a nice hotel in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.... or so we thought. Life doesn't always work out as planned, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.... Whilst I was off diving in Paraty, Sharon was being organised; she spent a while at the internet shop looking for a nice place to stay in Foz. A search on Hotel.com produced an ideal sounding place with an available twin room with aircon (a...

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Jan 23, 2007 - Iguazu Falls

Where am I? Not a question that a man who looks at a map at every available opportunity asks himself very often. After a quick check of the passport I can confirm that I am in Argentina. However, Brazillians and Argentinians dispute ownership of Iguazu Falls (Arg) or Foz do Iguacu (Bra) almost as much as they argue over who has the better football team. The only thing that they do agree on is that Paraguay is having none of it! Having spent a wonderful few weeks in Argentina and being about to embark upon a month in Brazil, I feel that I...

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Jan 12, 2007 - Iguacu Falls

Marti arrived on 31st Dec in time for New Years Eve celebrations (update to follow!!) and we have had a busy itinerary in the time she has been here - lots more updates due when I have more time to upload pics, but for the time being, here are some details on the trip we made together to Iguacu Falls, which is on the border of Argentina and Brazil...... We nearly did not make it to Iguacu Falls at all....whilst we were waiting for our bus at Buenos Aires' Retiro bus station, I was almost robbed! There were 3 guys working together - 2...

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Jan 12, 2007 - Iguazú ( Argentinien, Brasilien )

Wir sind nach 16 Stunden und 1500 km von Buenos Aires in Puerto Iguazú angekommen. Die Fahrt war relativ angenehm: als Champagner gereicht wurde bemerkten wir, dass wir die erste Klasse gebucht hatten... Der Ort selbst existiert nur wegen der Touristen, die in Scharen kommen, um die Wasserfälle zu besichtigen. Aber es liess sich trotz der 40 Grad und 100% Luftfeuchtigkeit gut aushalten, denn wir konnten in unserem Garten im Hostal in der Hängematte liegen, uns vom Rasensprenkler kühl besprenkeln lassen und den possierlichen Kolibris...

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Jan 7, 2007 - Argentina: Iguazu Falls

Hostel: Hostel-Inn Puerto Iguazu: $9.19 Nice hostel with great food outside of the small downtown Puerto Iguazu. beautiful swimming pool and happy hours. Easy bus ride from downtown and easy bus to the falls as well as an organized day trip to the Brazillian side. I spent two days hiking around the Argentinian side of the falls and loved it. There are lots of trails and different views as well as the opportunity ot see many birds, animals, buttlerflies. You can see from the photos...caimans, caoatis, bird

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Jan 6, 2007 - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

Our trip to the Brazilian side wasn't quite as straightforward as we had hoped! We had to get two different (non air-con) buses which in such swealtering heat and humidity wasn't all that pleasant! The buses were packed full of people and we ended up standing for most of the journey, hanging on tightly to the roof bars as the bus flew around corners. It was a real case of "hands up if you use Right Guard, hands down if you don't"! To make matters worse, after we got exit stamps in our passports at the Argentian border, the bus didn't stop...

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