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Iguazu Falls – Day 1 – Brazilian Side

Written By: FOXY on September 24, 2009 7 Comments

Foz do Iguaçu - Day 1 - Brazilian Side 422My last stop in Brazil is already here.  I landed last night via TAM airlines and decided to stay at a nice 4 star hotel for my final memories of Brazil. I took a 5 minute cab ride to the San Martin, mind you, where I have NO reservations and find out they only have 3 rooms left available!  I negotiated an amazing deal for 4 nights at $250Reals/night ($135 USD) for their nicest room of 4 choices (a well appointed junior suite).  I negotiated this price down from their posted rate of $420/night and I got them to throw in Breakfast (it already came with this) PLUS Dinner buffets for me!  The room is killer and I’m less than a 5 mintute walk to the national park!

Up and at ’em this morning I got over to the falls after a short but brisk walk.  Iguazu Falls currently has the greatest average annual flow of any waterfall in the world and seeing it first hand is wild.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Maybe a video is worth ten thosand?  In person it’s easily worth a million.

Foz do Iguaçu - Day 1 - Brazilian Side 014One funny thing I saw today was this tour bus.  So many possible meanings, so much comedy.  I wonder if this guy smiled everytime he boarded the ASS turismo bus today?  I know I would have been cracking up inside everytime I stepped aboard.

I walked the park TWICE today and took 400+ photos.  Lucky for you I distilled them down to 36 great ones.  Tomorrow I’m hoping to get even better shots, as today the mist in the air was quite apparent in some of the pics. 

Check out the Iguazu Falls – day 1 – photo gallery.

Foz do Iguaçu - Day 1 - Brazilian Side 421On the walk back to my hotel I stopped by a stand to buy a drink when I noticed packs of “Fox” cigarettes for sale.  When I asked how much the guy said, “$2 Reals ($1 USD) so of course I had to buy them.  Most tourists were walking or riding back to their hotel with nice new shiny souveneirs, Iguaza shirts, hats, etc. but not me.  Instead, I choose to spring for a pack of smokes so I could bring you this awesome photo.  If you’re wondering how they taste, they’re aweful.  Kids, don’t smoke.  It’s bad.  Even if it does say Fox on the pack.  


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7 Responses to “Iguazu Falls – Day 1 – Brazilian Side”

  1. Ang says on: 26 September 2009 at 5:24 am

    Don’t forget the Argentine side of the falls, completely different perspective. Also, DO NOT, under any circumstance go to Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. Paul & Ang

  2. Ang says on: 26 September 2009 at 5:27 am

    Also, if you go to the Argentinian side, try to find some folks drinking Mate (hot tea with a metal straw) and get in on the action. Very cool experience.

  3. Helen McHargue says on: 26 September 2009 at 10:24 am

    Give a coati a kiss for us. Is that a pun that the ASS bus was cracking you up? Great photos!
    Must have been a difficult editing job to get 400 pics down to 36. You picked good ones. Looks like you picked a perfect time to visit -good weather and lots of water.


  4. wayne brown says on: 26 September 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Can’t decide if you should be a writer or photografer…you do extremley erll at both…..would like to see more pictures of the natives…..relly enjoy your hard work.

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