After another overnight bus, we disembarked and rode a small van that took us through the Brazilian border and bam! We were in! First time in Brazil (Portuguese and Spanish spelling for the county is Brasil)! All thanks to having a visa in my passport allowing me to see one of the biggest countries in the world. We were off to the hotel first to drop our belongings first. Afterwards, it was off to Foz de Iguaçu, Portuguese for Iguazu Falls, one of the biggest waterfalls in the world. They are big and on a major river that separates both Argentina and Brazil, who both share the falls. The Brazilian side was okay while I heard that the Argentinean side was supposed to be the better of the two. But today, it was going to be Brazil for now. As we were in the van going to the park, the guide stopped at a place where tourists could ride a helicopter and see the falls from above. That got me thinking, I should do that! That way I get a better view and understanding of the area from above. So I went ahead and bought my helicopter ticket. Some of the others did the same as well.
Once I got into a helicopter, there was this neat feeling that I was see something cool.
What a sight! And I was right! I got to see the falls from a distance and wow, what a view.
Of course, I was going to have to see it at the ground level as well. So once we got off, we headed back on the van towards the park. Once we were in, everyone could see the falls on the Brazilian side with rainbows and such. The whole thing was basically a national park dedicated to the falls amongst the jungle area.
There were more trails along the river that allowed people to get better views of these falls. There was much shrubbery and trees and branches that it provided some natural views of the area.
If you were detail-oriented, you can see rainbows out there as well.
You could even get up-close-and-personal if you wish by walking onto this platform right over and by the falls! Just don’t fall over!
Once I was ready to go, I wanted to eat something and got this fried fish at the nearby fast food restaurant.
There is something about Brazilian food that makes it so good. This theme would come up every time I ate something in Brazil! I mean even at dinner time I went with the group to a really good restaurant which served a mix of various types such as salads, cheese on top of meat casserole, picanha (very good meat) served with onions and French fries, cheese on chicken, and rice. Just too good!
The next day was going back to Argentina to see the falls on the better side so yet again, another trip to Argentina! But just for the day.