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Agva Falls

On December 26, 2012, Ivan and I had breakfast at 6:30 am since there was a stop early in the morning.  The breakfast was crackers, a croissant and little sweet pastries with tea.  Lil Dave had his own bananas for his breakfast.

Ivan, Lil Dave and I went back to bed.  The radio was playing music on the speakers.  I’m glad that it was over Ivan and not me.

The bus arrived in Puerto Iguazú at 12:30 pm, so it was a 17 1/2 hour journey. 

We got a taxi to Hostel Inn.  Ivan checked us in.  He asked a lady if there was an ATM outside of the falls.  There is an ATM inside the falls.  Ivan said that he had to go to the city to get money since it’s cash only for the entrance fee to Iguazu Falls.  One of the staff, a guy, said you should have thought of that before you came here.  It was rude for him to be sarcastic like that. 

We got a taxi to the town for an ATM.  We couldn’t find a place for lunch that sold sandwiches.  Ivan and I grabbed vegetarian empanadas, apples and granola bars at a pastry shop.

It was time to head to the falls.  We got a taxi to Iguazú Falls for 100 pesos.  The guy thought we wanted to go to the Brazilian side and we were nearing the Argentina border and Ivan said No, we want to go to the Argentina side. 

There was an ATM right at the entrance where you drive in – so the guy at the hostel was wrong. 

Ivan bought tickets easily since there was no line probably since it was 3:40 pm.  Ivan asked where we should go first.  The guy suggested that we take the train to the Garganta del Diablo Station and from there walk 1000 meters to the Devil’s Throat Balcony.  Then, we take the train to the Cataratas Station and check out the numerous viewpoints for the different falls.

So, we took the very slow train to the Garganta del Diablo Station.  The walk on the footbridge took us 15 minutes to get to the Devil’s Throat balcony.

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The Devil’s Throat is massive.  Water kept spraying everywhere and I was worried about my DSLR.  There was a full rainbow over the falls.  Here’s a great shot of us with the rainbow for our project. 

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It was a cool sight to see.  Although there was lots of mist so it was a bit hard to see.

We got the train to the Cataratas Station. 

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We walked along the footbridge seeing many of the falls like Salto Dos Hermanos, Salto Chico and Salto Ramirez.  These falls were pretty, but I think the Devil’s Throat was more impressive.

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The Iguazú Falls was a lovely sight.  I still think one of the most impressive things I’ve seen is Halong Bay in Vietnam. 

We got the train back at 5:50 pm.  Ivan and I were thinking of getting the bus back, but weren’t sure when it would show up.  So, we got a taxi back to the hostel.

That night, we went to the seafood restaurant Agva Restaurant for dinner.  Ivan and I shared the river fish croquettes for a starter.  We shared a half bottle of Malbec wine.  Lil Dave got a banana and fish salad. 

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Ivan and I shared the Surubi (local fish) skewers and stuffed Paco (river fish) with grated asparagus, onion jam and heart of palm ragu.  It was a delicious meal.

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Fish Maze

Ivan, Lil Dave and I had lunch at Champor on September 25, 2012.  Ivan and I each had the good shrimp fried rice.  Lil Dave got a banana and chicken pad thai.

We headed to Oktoberfest at 2 pm.  Today, it was Family Day which was offering almost 50% off on the carnival rides.

Ivan and I rode a couple rides including the world’s largest portable rollercoaster called Olympia Looping.  It was fun, but my ears kept banging against the cushions and it hurt since I had earrings on. 

Here’s a picture of Olympia Looping at night:

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Ivan loves rollercoasters and rides so he went on a couple and I didn’t.  I get scared if I think about the rides too much.

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We went on the swing that goes up and high with great views of Oktoberfest.

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There’s one funny ride that goes around and dips down as you sit down.  An oompah band plays music while you ride.

I was time to head to a tent.  We went to the Fischer-Vroni tent again and got a table that emptied out again.  Some friendly Germans joined us.  We danced, drank beer and sang and ate the delicious mackerel and salmon-trout fish. 

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The salmon-trout was my favorite.  We had lots of fun again. 

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I think my favorite thing about the tents is dancing and singing to the music while standing on the benches.

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Ivan and I walked around to find some good rides.  We went on two mazes with one being really dumb and short.  The Maze Lach Freu Haus was really funny since you had to go down a spinning wheel.  It was really fast and Ivan and I fell.  I was on top of him and kept moving to try to get off.  Since we were drunk it was funny.  But, a worker kept stopping the wheel since there was a kid behind us.  We liked it fast though.

We took the metro and then walked back to the apartment.

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