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Posadas, Argentina

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 6 December 2009 | Views [1532]

see the glow on the snake! That's why it's called an arcoiris, rainbow snake

see the glow on the snake! That's why it's called an arcoiris, rainbow snake

Costs pp: bus Santo Tome to Posadas 25p, local bus 1.90p, double room at Hotel Residential Missiones 50p.

The light rain of the morning in Santo Tome increased in intensity as we travelled north toward Posadas, a 2 hour journey. On the way we passed more flooded areas and also a bike race on the road. By the time we reached the city the rain was continuous and thunder and lightning came and went. We are here for a few days as we have a booking for a hostel in Puerto Iguazu on the 9th - 11th, the falls should be massive with all this water about. One good thing about the Lonely Planet Guide (there aren't many and we don't use it often) is that it tells us which bus to catch to town and the map of the town is good to get bearings. We looked for a place to eat but no luck, it's Sunday and everything is closed.

Found a place to stay and hunted down a tienda to buy food. The tienda was closed except for a small window where the guy inside passes out the stuff you want to buy, after paying for it of course. It was really hard to think about what to buy and in the end he let us in to wander around the shop and make our own decisions, nice to know we don't look too threatening. Back at the hotel we cooked up pasta and sauce for dinner in the kitchen and after eating we met another kiwi couple staying here and spent the evening chatting with them.

This morning Nick and Jasmine (from Auckland) asked us if we wanted to travel to Iguazu with them, they were leaving today but we didn't want to go that fast and had planned on travelling on on Wednesday. So they decided to stay here another night and we will go a day earlier than planned and will travel up with them in their van. Today we all went out to see a local 'Serpenteria' where they used to milk the venom from snakes. We got to hold and photograph a cool snake that glowed rainbow colours when put in the sun. There were lots of snakes there and a guy walked around with us telling us all about them, it was really cool.

Tonight we are going to cook up a big kiwi feed before our adventure of driving up to Puerto Iguazu tomorrow.


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