Saturday, 18 October 2014

Foz do Iguacu

The town being much much bigger than I thought with high rises and all, I pictured a quieter border town … no way.

Finding Sampaio’s place Mrs.Garmin wasn’t quite on target, we spotting some local Policia sitting in their air conditioned car so Ellen went over to them and asked, they took this on and drove around looking for the address having local knowledge, it wasn’t two minutes and they gave us the big thumbs up.

All was good and we were welcomed in.

P1200370 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

That night as it turned out was their club night and yes we were invited for food and drinks, it was a Chinese style dish cooked beautifully, this night the celebrated by giving this man a lifetime membership so it was cool to be there for that, next up was a very warm welcoming t the travellers, this is the norm fro Brasil Riders, and outstanding mob.

Foz Iguacu clube 2 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

They have members from Paraguay too and we were invited to another bar b q at km 11, thee is a free zone area within Paraguay so we could enter to the shopping zone however it will be pushing it to the bar b q ….no worries.

IMG_2333 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

IMG_2328 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Hovering around in Foz do Iguacu we took the place in, taking the bus across the bridge into Paraguay saw us go into the shopping zone, we had a small list of things if we could find them but nothing specific so a crazy day in another country, Ellen did however buy a new bra…..I got two new seals for the front wheel as we not replaced these prior.

The Paraguay side in and around the shopping area is simply a busy industrial noisy dirty shithole with no attraction other than picking up something cheaper....sorry Paraguay.

Once out of the hub of town things improve as you get more into the residential zone.

We took some time to relax at Itaipu Lake, very nice place.

IMG_2342 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Ellen made her famous dumplings and Chinese pies, you can how that was received

P1200339 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Foz do Iguacu the fall next, not going to do much talking in that one as the pics can easily explain themselves.

Cheers Andi

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