Iguassu Falls

The majesty of Mother Nature

TRAVEL NOTES

  • quando pensi che il livello di alcolismo che tu possa incontrare nei viaggi sia arrivato al massimo, ecco non pensarlo: c’è sempre qualcuno che il fegato non si sa dove l’abbia lasciato, o se ce l’abbia mai avuto.
  • la caipirinha è già la nostra personalissima moneta di scambio e di”pagamento” interno. Tenere il conto sarà difficoltosissimo. Dei debiti, ma soprattutto delle quantità, considerando che stoicamente mi viene affidata la cassa alcolici.
  • Tutto ciò ci permetterà, peró, di combattere le bestie della foresta amazzonica a suon di biokill e di alitate alcoliche mortali.
  • procioni 1- gruppo 0. Vincono a mani basse nella lotta per il pranzo al sacco portandosi via, sotto i nostri occhi, una quintalata di panini preparati furbescamente durante la colazione alla Pousada. Forse il karma brasileiro ci ha già punito.
  • le bestie le vediamo, ma le facciamo pure: ci facciamo riconoscere con imbarazzanti cori da stadio. “Pompiamo nelle casse” senza vergogna e ritegno ad ogni salita in pulmino o foto di gruppo o giro di caipirinha, quindi sempre.
  • Immolo i miei capelli piastrati all’umidità delle cascate di iguassù. Per essere proprio sicura che non resti niente di asciutto mi faccio convincere a salire su un gommone per passare sotto le suddette. La doccia più cara (e spettacolare) della vita. E mo… Ivana Spagna levate proprio.
  • Dopo il 5º o 6º aereo (ho già perso il conto) ci aspettano un numero indefinito di giorni disconnessi dal mondo: campeggio a tradimento nella foresta e 30h di battello. Per fortuna nel gruppo abbiamo uno psicoterapeuta va. Dall’amaca al lettino il passo sarà brevissimo.
  • “giaguaro” sarà the new “lamantini” che già era the new “bioplancton luminoso”? Vi lascio con questo fondamentale quesito che vi terrà incollati su questi schermi fino alla prossima puntata.

ENGLISH

When you think you are done with the level of “alcoholism” that you can experience during your travels, well forget about it. There is always someone who doesn’t know where he left his liver, or if he ever had it.

Caipirinha is already our personal exchange currency, used for internal “payments”. Keeping the bill will be difficult. Of the debts, but – above all- of the quantities. However, all of this will empower us to fight the animals of the Amazon Jungle with biokill spray and deadly alcoholic breaths.

Raccoons 1- group 0. They win hands down in the struggle for lunch by taking away, under our eyes, a bag full of delicious sandwiches slyly prepared during our breakfast at the Pousada. Perhaps Brazilian karma has already punished us.
We see the animals, but we do behave like them. Embarrassing stadium choruses, and trash dance Italian songs sung out reaaally loud, with no shame at every ascent by bus or group photo or caipirinha toast … then always.

I immolate my hair in the humidity of Iguassu Falls. To be absolutely sure that nothing keeps dry I convince myself to get on a boat and pass under the Falls. The most expensive (and spectacular) shower of my entire life. and now … Ivana Spagna (a famous 80s singer with crazy frizzy hairs) it’s my turn, get out of the way!

After the 5th or 6th plane (I’d already lost track), we are almost ready to embrace an indefinite number of days completely disconnected from the world: camping in the Jungle and sailing the Amazon River for 30 hours. Fortunately, there’s a therapist in the group. From the hammock to the couch the pace will be very short.

Will “Jaguar” be the new “Manatee” that was already the new “luminous bioplankton”? I’ll leave you with this fundamental question that will keep you glued on these screens until the next episode, Pantanal.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

About Iguassu Falls

Iguazu Falls are made up of 275 waterfalls and are both taller than Niagra Falls and wider than Victoria Falls, with scenery unlike anywhere else on earth.

There is a legend to explain the falls: God wanted to marry Naipí, an Aborigine girl against her wish. She escaped on a canoe with her human lover, Tarobá. Upon realizing this, he got angry and separated the River Iguazu by creating deep falls so that the two will be condemned to an eternal fall.

There are numerous adventure activities inside the park, including jeep rides, kayaking and nature walks.

GOOD TO KNOW

Tips for you

There is a point in the waterfalls that an observer can stand and get enveloped by about 260 degrees of waterfalls. Don’t forget the raincoat!

The most scenic one is the curved cataract christened the ‘devils throat’ that has 14 falls that drop to a height of 350 feet.

Be aware of the Coatis: these cute but audacious mammals will look for food in every bag.

SOUNDTRACK FOR THIS STOP   Sergio Mendez – Mas que nada

3 comments

  1. Comment by Paolo

    Paolo Reply December 19, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    2 gust is mej che one… mi urta questo italenglish!!!

  2. Comment by Kelly

    Kelly Reply December 27, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Lindo! Parabéns pelo blog, super amei 😍❤️

    • Comment by Lineccepibile

      Lineccepibile Reply December 27, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Obrigada Kelly! I’m so happy you liked it 😍

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