21 June 2009

Finally back from vacations

First of all, I'm very sorry! I haven't found the time to update this blog for more than month, including the week I was away on vacation. Secondly, I promise I'll try to post at least once a week, even if it's only a very short post.

I took a lot of pictures (and many many notes) on my trip to and from the Iguassu Falls. For the travel chronicle I posted on Sin calma, I just transcribed the notes, and added some pictures, but even so, it was a lot of work. You'll forgive me I don't translate it all into English here.

It was a packaged tour, unlike all our previous trips: everything (almost) was arranged and paid for in advance. Although both Marisa and I prefer the flexibility of self-made tours and hostel accomodation, for this particular destination, and with these particular time constraints (one week off work and not a single day more), a package was both inexpensive and comfortable.

Of six days, we spent two on the road, with frequent stops. We visited San Ignacio Miní (which I visited a couple of years ago) and the semiprecious stone mines of Wanda (a tourist trap if I ever saw one). Then we crossed into Brazil, where we lodged at a hotel in the city of Foz do Iguaçu. From there we were taken on succesive days to the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the Iguassu River (Iguazú in Argentina, Iguaçu in Brazil) to see the falls from different angles. It wasn't difficult to see why the Iguassu Falls are considered a natural wonder of the world.

Regarding the pictures, for the time being, I'll leave you with a slideshow of the ones I uploaded to Flickr. There are a few of each place we visited. Of course none of the photos of the falls do any justice to their majesty. You just have to be there to appreciate them, and even there it's difficult to take it all in.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

1 comment:

  1. glad youre back safely. it always good to read and see what your up to. and we all know what it is not to have the time to do everything on our agendas......... david


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