December 2014

Saturday After doing all that we wanted to at and around the falls, we had another whole full day in Foz do Iguazu. Two other attractions included the largest producing hydroelectric dam in the world and the Paraguay border town of Cuidad del Este. I preferred the dam since it was less hassle than Paraguay, […]

Our second day at the falls was on the Brazilian side. This was going to be a new experience for me because my mom and I didn’t make it there 7 years ago. We wanted to get an early start because we read that the light on the Brazilian side is better earlier in the […]

Last night our plane arrived at midnight, so after renting our car and driving into town, we got to our B&B a little after 1am. Maria, the woman who runs the B&B said breakfast was normally at 8:00, but since we arrived late, we could eat around 8:30am. It wasn’t going to be a very […]

Minas Gerais - Days 4 & 5

Once again, our 4th day of traveling was a busy one. Saturday morning I woke up early in order to finish a grad school project due that day. I enjoyed the cool morning air in the breakfast room of our posuada as I worked for an hour and half before Brian woke up and came […]

Friday proved to be another sight-filled day for us. We ate breakfast and drove out of town to a nearby goal mine called, Minas da Passagem. The no-longer-functioning mine offers overpriced guided trips underground. To get into the mine you sit on a rail car that gets lowered 390 feet underground. Once down there, our […]

Minas Gerais Day 1 & 2

It’s been awhile since our last post, but since the school year started, we only just had our first long weekend. It’s been a long semester of teaching and grad school for me, so we were really ready to get out of town for more than just a couple days. Brian and I left EARJ […]