Our 21 hour and 30 minute bus rides from Paraty come to an end at 11 am and we then caught a shuttle to our new hotel, very impressive. Unfortunately not all our rooms were ready and Andrew, I and Karen found ourselves waiting for our rooms until just before 1 pm, a quick shower and we were out to go visit the famous Iguassu Falls on the Brazilian side. The falls are now officially one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. After we entered the natural park we were dropped off near what I’m guessing is an exclusive hotel. From here we got our first view of the falls hiking along the river. We could see the Argentina flag over of the other side and speed boats rushing around which await us tomorrow.
I was blown away by what I saw. The temperature was very humid and I think this is the new future of the trip; I don’t go well in high humidity so it will be a challenge. There we several great lookout points for the falls and even one walk way that extends across the base of one of the bigger waterfalls. I got very wet from this point and Andrew managed to find a reason to go bare-chested 🙂
We had a late lunch / early dinner inside the park. Martin and I decided on the burger meal deal the others headed for the expensive buffet. Unfortunately for me a bee got into my diet Spirite and I was filling thirsty in the heat despite the spry from the waterfalls. Exhausted we got back to the hotel and crashed straight away however I did manage to find free wifi and Andrew found HBO movies on the TV which kept us up for a while.