Asunción, Paraguay to Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Today we took a seven hour bus ride from Asunción across Paraguay to Ciudad de Este on the Brazilian border. Our bus ride was lengthened when our bus broke down and we had to wait for another bus. The delay was only about forty five minutes.

We originally thought the bus ride would take five and a half hours but we pulled onto Ciudad de Este about eight hours after leaving Asunción. At every stop on the way vendors get on selling trinkets and food. At one point we bought some pastries, chipas, that are traditional to Paraguay from a woman with a basket of them on her shoulder.

At the bus station in Ciudad de Este we found a wonderful, friendly taxi driver who drove us across the border into Brazil and then across the border into Argentina. He knew all the ins and outs of the border posts and made what could have been daunting easy.

After a two hour taxi ride we arrived at our Meliã hotel in the Iguazu National Park in Argentina. This is the view of the falls that greeted us when we walked into the lobby.

I’m experimenting with making videos of some of our travels. You can find today’s video here.