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Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguazu

Where children live in boxes...butterflies use you as transport...theres lots of water...and mosquitoes are deadly!!!

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So we set of for Sao Paulo on a bloody comfy armchair type bus from Paraty. 6 hours later travelling through the hills and torential rain we arrived in Sao Paulo....first impressions, there are no traffic lanes, thousands of vehicles an flooded roads!! Eventually we got to our hotel and tried to be brave going out for an adventurous dinner but got scared and settled for chicken, rice and beans next door! The following day we tried to be touristy but everything was either closed or covered in scaffolding...plus the streets where covered in close to death homeless people, including young children living in boxes!!! Not nice to see, so we were thankfull to get to the station and on our bus to Foz!

The bus to Foz was INCREDABLE! Comfy bed type seating, so we srttled in for the night and had a good night sleep! Arriving in Foz in the morning 16 hours later we headed straight to the hostel along with our new friend Sven! Hostel was lovely, had a dorm to ourselves and a swimming pool! We headed straight off to the brazillian side of the falls.....they were out of this world!!!! A pure natural beauty! On route to the 'devils throat' several butterflies thought it would be a good idea to use our bags, knees and heads as transportation being carefull not to tread on any of the oversized centipeids along the way!!! We managed to get utterly soaked at the base of the devils throat, before jumping back on our racoon bus for an afternoon of sunbathing by the pool!!!

The next day we had torential rain so cancelled our trip to the Argentinian side......10 minutes realising this was ridiculous we jumped on our jeep, with Antonio Bandaras driving, went through passport control and headed into the falls. We thought you could get up close and personal on the brazilian side but this was even more intense....we actually couldn't of got any wetter (the rain probably didn't help!)! Spent the day walking the different routes around the falls stumbling across a pack of racoons (Coaties)!!!!!!! We finished up getting completely soaked through on a speed boat not only around the base of the falls...but actually fully underneath them!!!!!!!! AMAZING experience! Back to brazil for a nights sleep before heading off to Buenos Aires on the most comfortable bus in the world!!!!!!!

Good Bye Brazil :-( you were amazing!
(the mosquitoes were not!!!!)


Posted by gemchez 07:49 Archived in Brazil Tagged backpacking

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