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Day 17 (cont.)

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil


Unlike Puerto Iguazu on the Argentine side, Foz seems to be a metropolis, and a none too pretty one at that. After some stops at the Varig office (to buy my plane ticket to Rio) and the tourist booth, we eventually found our way to the Brazilian side of the Falls.

We were dropped off in front of a lovely pink hotel, reminiscent of the Beverly Hills Hotel. From there we could view the falls, as well as the many raccoons so trained by previous tourists that it was possible to pet them (as they sniffed and scratched your bag for food).

A short path led to different views and different falls, eventually ending right next to a rather large on. Admittedly, the sope of the falls was tremendous, but I did not find them as beautiful or majestic as the guidebook suggested.

Back in Foz, Matthew and I said our good-byes and I returns to Puerto Iguazu for dinner and bed.


permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 16, 1992 from Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
from the travel blog: Antarctica and South America (1992)
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