Iguaçu National Park in Brazil

We decided to spend our final full day in Iguaçu at the Iguaçu National Park on the Brazil side and take our chances with the weather. We agreed to meet between 0830 and 0900 at the entrance to the Iguaçu National Park, the last stop of our 120 bus route if coming from town. To make this…

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Paraguay from Brazil via Iguaçu

We decided to use some of our time in Iguaçu Falls to drive to Paraguay from Brazil so that we could knock another country off of our list. Traffic was too intense so instead of driving us over the bridge to Paraguay from Brazil, the guide parked and we walked it instead (it turned out to be…

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Iguazu Falls – 3 Days in Paradise

After a LATAM flight from GIG to IGU, we arrived in In Iguazu Falls (Foz do Iguacu) around 5PM. We found a taxi to take us all to the Iguassu Eco Hostel that the guys were staying at (I booked a hotel in the city center because the hostel didn’t have any private rooms available)…

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Rio in 2 Days – Ipanema, Corcovado, and Sugar Loaf

After a wonderful stay in Santa Teresa, I spent Sunday/Monday with my Egyptian friends seeing the rest of Rio in 2 days. There were previously in Salvador for a work award/team building experience with Orange Telecom, and extended to visit Chapadas and then onward to Rio where I would meet them. They were arriving around 930AM…

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Exploring Santa Teresa – Day 1

I made it to GIG, found a taxi, and was on my way towards exploring Santa Teresa, and artsy district in Rio de Janeiro. I had arranged the taxi for R85 (the exchange rate was around 3.1 Reais for every 1 USD) after declining to book the fixed rate prepay fare inside the airport for…

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