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SANTA ROSA, CA. The Iguazu Waterfalls are among the most amazing waterfalls on the planet. Do not under- estimate the time you need here – allow at least 1/2 day for the Brazilian side and at minimum a full day for the Argentina side. These falls are spread between the Brazil and Argentina
extend up the Rio Iguacu sev- eral miles. The only similar waterfalls in comparison are Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The massive Victoria Falls are more or less oriented in a straight line while the Iguacu Falls are at
different levels and heights. Foz do Iguacu is a mid sized city located closest to the falls on the Brazil side. It is about a 16 hour bus ride from Sao Paulo and there are a num- ber of companies offering this trip. The main bus terminal to reach Foz do Iguacu in Sao Paulo is located at the Tiete Terminal located at the Tiete metro stop on the blue line. There are many bus compa- nies located in this terminal offering many different trips to many destinations in Brazil – however, there are just a few companies here that offer ser- vice to Foz do Iguacu. As of mid 2009 expect
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UPBEAT TIMES • March 2013 • 6 JOKES & Humor # 3
Fifteen minutes into the flight from Kansas City to Toronto, the captain announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, one of our engines has failed. There is nothing to worry about. Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled, but we still have three engines left."
Photos© 2013 Dave Thompson This Month: Visiting Iguazu Falls
to pay between $50 and $80 US dollars per seat and more for sleeper beds. Most com- panies leave for the falls in the mid afternoon to evening hours and arrive sometime in the morning. For reference, we used Pluma International bus company based in Brazil: www.pluma.com.br
There are usually 4-5 stops made on a typical trip to Iguacu some as short as 5-10 minutes oth- ers as long as 30 minutes. At each rest stop food is served and snacks are available for purchase. You can also fly in from destinations
be significantly more than a bus ticket. At the time of this write-up we found round trip flights between Sao Paulo and Foz do Iguacu were run- ning between $330 and $400 US dollars – Varig & Tam Airlines. (from research online as well as in person through travel agencies). Foz do Iguacu is locat- ed in a subtropical climate with hot and humid sum- mers and moderate winters (May through August). For reference, we visited during late June – definitely not the height of tourism season! Rainfall totals are spread out
Brazil although the cost will Continued on page 9...
Thirty minutes later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and the flight will take an additional two hours. But don't worry, we can fly just fine on two engines."
An hour later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and our arrival will be delayed another three hours, but don't worry - we still have one engine left."
A young passenger turned to the man in the next seat and remarked,
"If we lose one more engine, we'll be up here all day!"
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6 • March 2013 • UPBEAT TIMES You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. ~Charles C. Noble
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