Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Foz do Iguaçu

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usJust as the plane is taking off from Curitiba.
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Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usGettin' off the plane in Foz do Iguaçu.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usFirst view of the falls. It gets much better.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usAnother shot from close to the same spot as the previous one.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThe whole crew.

Now I'll only put captions if I really feel like something needs explaining, otherwise I'll let the "1000 words" cliche do it's job here.

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Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThe signs said not to feed the animals.
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Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usShot of the Brazilian side that goes towards, but not to, the Devil's Throat. It's just a big bridge that extends out over the waterfalls on the Brazilian side. The Argentinian side goes straight to the Devil's Throat and it's quite the magnificent site.
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Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usCaryn.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usLaura.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usMariangèlica, Zack, Becca, Mica, and Caryn.
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Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usMatt, Caryn, Mitsuru, and myself getting ready for some insane tree adventure.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usCaryn posing down before the trees.

I'll post more pictures of the arvorismo soon.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usCaryn rapelling.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usZack rapelling.

I will also have more pictures of the rapelling pretty soon. More pictures of Matt, Caryn, and myself rapelling the height of a football field over sharp and deadly rocks that could have easily killed us had that magnificent force of nature decided to send us packing.

Until then, here we are finally in Argentina. And no, those clowns wouldn't stamp our passports for us. They also had the lamest custom ever, probably in large part because they hate Brasil. We had to all get off our tour bus, walk over to this nasty, gonnorhea-filled, busted ass, used mattress pad and wipe our shoes on it, because they didn't want us "bringing [our] bacteria into the country." They wouldn't even let me take pictures of this event because they have a no-photo area which is lame. Something like that needed to be captured. Anyway, I did like the Argentina side better because we got to walk right into the Devil's Throat. I could even taste what it had for dinner the previous night.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThe Argentinian flag. It really sucks compared to the sweet ass Brasilian flag.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThe Mocuco Safari bus. The entire time we were on this thing I just kept imagining that we were going to get blitzed by some Argentinian rebel group and be taken hostage. Luckily, that didn't hap....
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usMica cheesin' on the boat that was taking us to what we were positive was our final destination (in life, that is).

I have about 20 more pictures from this trip to post and all that jive, but it is getting close to 2AM and I need to get some sleep. Hopefully these pictures are good enough for now for all those people who come to view them. Rest assured, though, that the rest will be on their way and they're even better than the ones already posted. Tchau e atè logo.

4 comments:

SU AMOR! said...

gorgeous photos!

Cindy said...

Pretty pictures Zack.

Cindy said...

Hey Zack
What kind of animal is that?

Caio said...

That would be a Coati.