Brazil Day 19: Iguazu Falls (Brazil) and Bird Park
Time zone change!! We got up at some "regular" time that we've been used to waking up, say 6am... and realized after wandering around and having a slow morning start that we had gotten up way later than planned, it was already 9 or 10am once we realized there was a 2 hr time difference :)
|Breakfast at the hostel|
We had a tasty and random free breakfast in the hostel which totally roooccckked. Cake, bread, coffee, good times. We figured out which was the best bus to take across the border and then headed out with our cameras. It was comfortable and quick to get over there, it worked out super well! We decided to do the Brazilian side of the falls today and we'll do the Argentinean one tomorrow.
We arrived and learned that Iguazu Falls has been a UNESCO site since 1986. It was super organized there... amazing, actual flush toilets!! We were so psyched. Garbage cans with step levers!! Soap!! Warm Water!! It was amazing and organized, what a great place. Also, hilarious bird beak hats.
|Jess and Me being birds|
|Stuffed animal version of the Quoti|
|Off we go!|
|Iguazu Falls, from the Brazilian side|
|Oh, hello there|
|Painting or real-life? You decide :)|
|Yup, there was even a rainbow there. It was insane|
|Yeah, this rocked|
|Higher up view of the falls, and you can see the tourists on the Argentinean side in the distance|
|Quoti running around near the food area at lunch|
|And off we go to the bird park! This guy was there to greet us at the gate.|
|This guy was SO weird, he kept spinning around in circles! Looks like a Dodo bird :)|
|I called this guy "Mr. Birdns" cause he looked SO much like Mr. Burns|
|80's hard rock metal band bird|
|This guy was hopping around on the rails, so funny|
|Our little buddy|
|Hahaha so furry|
|Another hummingbird shot|
After a couple hours of walking around this awesome place, we took a break and tried some local chocolate bars, tasty stuff. We also got some Brazilian Reals as change and we had no idea what we'd spend it on. Back we went onto the bus and over the Brazilian border back to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina.
|Healthy afternoon snack|
Back we went to the hostel and chatted with our cool British roommates, Ben and Sarah. We showered, changed camera batteries, had a beer and some journaling time. And then... more eating. We headed out for dinner, wandering around for a bit and settling on a place near the hostel which we walked by the night before and seemed very popular. I got a Bife de Chorizio, again!!! Frank got Bife de Lomo (Tenderloin) which also rocked. We shared a nice Malbec wine which was very cheap. There was some Greek-style music playing as we sat there, chowing on some beef and also sharing some fries with basil and garlic.
|Dinner at a Parilla. Yes, we had steak (again!)|