A Travellerspoint blog

May 2016

Iguacu Falls

We had a leisurely breakfast and then headed out to see the falls at about 10 a.m. It was drizzling and not so nice, but that meant we were prepared for the massive amount of mist drifting out from the falls.

This place is immense, it's like Niagara Falls times 10 and it's amazing that Brazil has taken the initiative to protect it, unlike the Canadians who had virtually no opportunity or inclination to do that in the past.

It was very much worth the trip.

At night, we had a really homey dinner at a cozy restaurant Emporio des Artes. The duck was overdone but my mom and dad liked their fish and chicken curry.

That's all I have to say about the whole thing.

Dad had some sort of terrible blood coagulation in his leg and it turned purple, so we went to the doctor as soon as we got back.

On the park bus

On the park bus


Iguacu Falls

Iguacu Falls


Iguacu Falls

Iguacu Falls


Iguacu Falls

Iguacu Falls


Iguacu Falls

Iguacu Falls


Iguacu Falls

Iguacu Falls


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Iguacu Falls

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Iguacu Falls

Iguacu Falls


Iguacu Falls

Iguacu Falls


Iguacu Falls

Iguacu Falls

Posted by baixing 17:00 Archived in Brazil Comments (0)

Finally went to Iguacu Falls

So, I picked my parents up at the airport in Curitiba but their rental car didn't have any insurance. When they added the insurance it was going to cost more than the actual rental, so we decided not to get the car after all. We hurried off to the bus station and managed to catch the last bus home to Carambei.

They hung out at my house until it was the weekend, I took Friday off so we could go to Iguacu. We had a barbecue dinner in Ponta Grossa and then headed out on the bus at 10 p.m. We started to walk to the bus station in a sketchy part of town with pit bulls viciously attacking us through the fences in front of various homes. It was getting kind of crazy. Suddenly the manager of the barbecue pulled up beside us and offered to drive us to the bus station. He tracked us down to make sure we were safe and brought us there.

We got the luxury first class seats in the bus, and they gave us blankets, pillows and a snack pack. We slept well and woke up in Iguacu.

Our hotel was not far from the waterfalls but it was raining, so we checked in and headed out to see the bird park, which is right across the street from the waterfalls. We got right up close and personal with toucans and parrots it was really cool and definitely worth the diversion.

After the park we took a nap and then went to see a Disney style cultural dinner and dance show at Rafain. My parents didn't see any carnaval dancers, so this was their only chance.

The waiter tried to charge us for a bunch of stuff we never ordered, and the resulting argument caused us to miss the last bus home. Bleh, stupid waiter. The show was entertaining, but it was a disappointing end to the whole thing.

Dinner at my house

Dinner at my house


Barbecue in Ponta Grossa

Barbecue in Ponta Grossa


Luxury bus

Luxury bus


Luxury bus

Luxury bus


Parque das Aves

Parque das Aves


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Parque das Aves acai


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Parque das Aves


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Parque das Aves


Parque das Aves

Parque das Aves


Parque das Aves

Parque das Aves


Parque das Aves

Parque das Aves


Parque das Aves

Parque das Aves


Parque das Aves

Parque das Aves


Parque das Aves

Parque das Aves


Parque das Aves

Parque das Aves


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show


Rafain dinner show

Rafain dinner show

Posted by baixing 17:00 Archived in Brazil Comments (0)