Iguazu Falls,
Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay
November 9 - 12, 2005  

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Foz do Iguazu, Brazil
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Weather was not cooperating with us the first day. We arrived at Iguazu Falls area in a cloudy day. We spent a few days touring the little town on the Argentina side, and visited a viewpoint where 3 countries meet each other. We arranged a tour at the Argentina National Park the next day.

We began walking into the National Park, getting closer and closer to the Falls. We could hear the noise and see the beautiful rainbows every time we crossed a small fall. Then we took the boat ride at the bottom of the Falls. It was a very fun experience. I have to admit that it was much better than "The Maid of Mist" at Niagara. It was about the Madness and the Wetness of this boat ride. Make sure you watch the video clip below.


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Getting on the flight from Buenos Aries to Iguazu
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Scenes of Iguazu before landing
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Iguazu Subtropical Rain Forest

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The point where 3 countries meet.
Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay
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AR$ 2,90 Peso per bottle of wine!!!
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Argentina in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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My truck is called HILUX in South America
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Brazil in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil,
notice how clean it is !
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Can't skip the local food

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Brazilian people gotta have HUGH heads !
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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It looks like we'll good weather tomorrow!

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Parque Nacional Iguazu, Argentina
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Commando Dragon in the park.

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Getting closer
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4 Canadians and the Union Member

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Wow !
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Holy moly !

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I am about to get wet !
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Can you pass me the soap please ?

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We were going to take the boat ride.

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See what the boat ride is about ?
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Who is the sinker here ?
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Dan in plastic wrap and me in nothing!
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Heading straight for the Falls

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Here we go!
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Going downstream leaving the Falls
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There is a monkey in this picture, can you find it ?
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Now you can locate where we were before !

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Don't know what this animal is called.
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Water tower at Iguazu Falls

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Mystic clouds over Iguazu

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Rainbow through the mist
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Butterflies ....

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Butterfly on the Spanish lady's shoudler

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... on Gevan's
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... on another Spanish lady's finger
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... this is Trina's ...

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Walking over some smaller falls
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Little lizard jumping out of the water ...


The same day, after we finished the tour in the Argentina side, we attempted to make it to the Brazilian side. However, we didn't know the park was closed at 5pm until we spent 1 full hour walking across the border in the bloody sunny 35C day. Well, we went back to Argentina empty handed.

The 3rd day was the most interesting of all. The plan was to visit Paraguay, then to the Brazailian National Park, and then back to Argentina for our eco-adventure. Our day started with an episode at the Brazilian Border Immigration, where the officer was really mad at us about some missing stamps on the passports. We continued with out 1st mini car accident, hit by a speeding motorcycle from behind.

Then it came the ugly bribery at Paraguayian border. We paid USD$20 per person to enter Paraguay with any offical stamp on our passports. Technically, we were smuggling ourselves into the country. After all, we visited the Brazilian National Park of Iguacu. The experience of getting face-to-face to the Falls was very enchanting. We were totally soaked from head to toe.

As we were heading back to Argentina side, our 2nd car accident happened. This time our car hit someone's from behind as our driver was looking down to check on something. Man, ...it was dangerous. We then followed to do our eco-adventure, climbing, ziplining, and water fall rappelling. The day was really full of surprises. We missed Iguazu.


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Hugh Catepillar
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Walked over to Brazil, trying to make it to the Brazilian National Park, but ...

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The next morning ... weather was looking good.

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Going to Cuidad del Este, Paraguay through Brazil
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Street Market in Paraguay
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Gotta have a national flag picture for every country I visited.

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It's like a donut.
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Food stalls on the market
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Don't mess with them, they sell guns just like that ...

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Food ...
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More food ...
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Deep fried meat, egg, and chicken

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BBQ Kabob
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Look familiar, wasn't it ?
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This Paraguaian town is all about shopping.

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Local street vendors ...
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Bye Paraguay !

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Parque Nacional do Iguacu (Brazilian side)

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A preview of where we were going.
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Seeing the Argentina Iguazu Falls from Brazil
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2 Level Falls

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Someone here is having a good time, ho ho ho !
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Wow, this is close !
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Closer

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You have to see to feel it
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Follow me ....
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It is very ..... WET
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This is more than an ordinary shower!

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Imagine how they built this ?
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OK, who got my towel ?

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Iguazu Falls ....
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Going to our little Iguazu eco-adventure.
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Ladies, I will be your driver for the next 2 hours, just kidding ...

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Union Leader, Dan, was climbing up first
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then Gord ....
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Only use a 6mm for the safety anchor, hmmmm, I wonder if they have any insurance ....

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Down a 200 feet long zip line
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Tour guide was demostrating the hunting traps used by the locals.
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What was he doing ?

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Dan was just demostrating his "Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger" flying skill ...
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This was my turn !

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Watch how Gord did it.
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Me ....
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It's still Me ...

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And ... me landed.

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Bye, Adios, Ciao Iguazu !!




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