This was well worth the visit . We arrived in the early afternoon and made the most of it ... by planning our tours with beer :) Yeah you see that giant beer funnel we are drinking from in the above pic ? we drank like 6 or 7 of those before the sun went down . We also met some German tourists and a couple Brits they all just so happened to be staying at the same hotel as us so we were in constant contact with them ... but the Brits they were really nice . Catherine was travelling around South America for quite some time and Craig was her boyfriend that just came out to meet up with her . Good drinkers . Our first day/night there was fueled by alcohol and pasta as we hit up a really good Italian restaurant with an all you can eat option for pastas , it was totally awesome and very filling . The one strange encounter of this part of the trip were the trannies :) yeah we accidentally asked one directions only to get this manly voice telling us its just down the road ... we walked faster after that hahaha.
Our second day was all about seeing the falls , which were overflowing and had record highs for water levels ... apparently they have not seen these water levels in over 10 years . If you look it up online you will find tons of pics where the falls look like they are running dry . Not for us ! During our drunken first day we booked a helicopter ride to see the falls , that came with a transfer to get us to the park . It wasn't cheap , as i just noticed on my VISA bill :( but it was worth it ...actually would have been better if we weren't all jammed in the middle of the helicopter but we made the most of it regardless as the other group enjoyed prime time views of the falls with their window seats . Oh well you can't win 'em all i guess ... we were actually told we would have our own private helicopter but we had bad timing as the other one went out of service as we were sitting there . Honestly the falls were a magnificent sight from up above and also when up close .
Before we went out to South America we researched about getting shots ... i was told and i think so were the others that we would not need them , but for some reason everywhere we turned there were posters warning of Yellow and Dengue Fever from mosquitoes . I was a bit paranoid as our friends from England said they got their shots and there were bugs unlike what the person at the clinic said . apparently its winter down there and there won't be bugs LOL ... idiot ! i got swarmed and honestly i was a bit freaked out as i did get sick while i was there in Iguassu . The night after our big day at the falls i felt sick and bailed on our night of bowling , which left my stay there without a conclusion but i can say i am fine now and the paranoia is gone but next time i would suggest getting the shot just for ease of mind .
So we got drunk , went on helicopter ride , saw the falls but to top it all off ... and this was not planned ... we went to the bird sanctuary across the road from the park , and that was really AMAZING . You actually go into the cages with all these beautiful big birds , its unreal . I am pretty sure we all had an awesome time there and it was the perfect ending to a long day with a lot of walking and sight seeing , we were all laughing our ass' off especially when one of my feathered friends decided to eat the button off my baseball cap :P
If you are in Brazil make sure to stop over in Iguassu , just the falls itself was well worth the stop over ... all the other stuff that happened was a plus , yeah even my illness hahaha !