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ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 21 January 2009 | Views [563]

Our Cruzero del Norte bus is a double decker and we have seats on the top level. Once again the seats are large and comfy. They even go back further then the other bus seats, about 180 degrees, which is great for sleeping. There are TV screens throughout and they play American movies with Portuguese subtitles, perfect. The only thing we didn't count on was the food. One, we thought we got food on the bus, and Two, we didn't realize that the food at the rest stops would be so horribly bad. We stopped 4 times during our journey, each time for 30 min. We survived on chips, candy bars and ice cream. We couldn't bring ourselves to try the buffet style food at these stops in the middle of nowhere and you could tell who were tourists because they were on our junk food diet too.

We finally arrived in Foz do Iguassu around 11am the next day. This is the border between Brazil and Argentina. Here we had to get off the bus, go through border control and get back on the bus. I'm still traveling as a Trini. The journey from the border into the Argentinean town of Puerto Iguazu is only 10min and we're finally off the bus for good. At least for another couple of days. After 20 hours on the bus, it'll be nice to sleep in a normal bed.

It's busy at this time of year (it's summer here after all) and we have to try 3 hostels before we find one with a free room. We dump our bags, shower and head out for some real food...and in Argentina, this means Steak!

Crucero del Norte bus

Crucero del Norte bus

 

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