Archives for : February 2012

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Iguazu – two countries, water, birds and paperwork

January 24 to January 30, 2012 The Iguazu Falls straddle Brazil and Argentina. Thousands of litres of water cascade over the falls every second. It is a sight to behold, but before we can savour the vista there is paperwork to be dealt with. We need visas for Paraguay and Brazil – Brazil to see the falls and visit the bird park and Paraguay for a short cut to Salta in Argentina. At the Paraguay consulate we are told the consul is over the border in Brazil. At the Brazil …

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Paraguay – taking a short cut

January 30 to February 1, 2012     Paraguay gets a bad rap in the guidebooks as a dangerous country, particularly for tourists.  We decided to head across the country from Brazil to Argentina.  Once we passed through border town of Cuidad del Este, which was a frenetic shopping town with touts trying to step in front of us so we’d use their parking area, Paraguay was a very pleasant surprise.         We rode through  countryside of rolling green hills, small farms and smaller regional communities. The …