Three months down…
Today we’ve been gone for exactly three months, or a quarter of a year depending on how you want to look at it. So, if you’re my mum, which most of you aren’t but one of you definitely is, you’ve only got to go that long another three times and I’ll be home already!
Anyway, Abbie woke up at 07:00 but for some unknown reason I managed to sleep until 11:00 which is longer than I can usually stay asleep in bed let alone on a grotty old Brazilian bus. We had crackers, biscuits, peanuts and these little Jelly Tot like sweets for breakfast, and then realised that we’d been travelling for twenty two hours (of our supposed twenty hour ride) so shouldn’t be too far from our destination. Well that was a complete lie, because at 13:15 when we had a carrot each for lunch we still weren’t there, and it wasn’t until 14:00 that we finally pulled into our terminal at Foz do Iguazu, after twenty four and a half hours altogether.
We found the local gas station which had free Wi-Fi for customers, so brought a beer each and searched online for somewhere to stay. To our surprise it’s actually pretty cheap here, and we managed to find two beds in a six person mixed dorm at a hostel not far from the bus station, which has free Wi-Fi, free breakfast every morning, a pool table, a BBQ and a swimming pool, all for just £10 per person per night. What a result!
We checked in, left our things in the dorm, and immediately hit the pool! We stayed outside for a while, swimming and chilling in the sun, before we decided to shower and change for dinner. We didn’t know where to go to eat but found a place online which sounded perfect, so decided to walk there, which took a good half hour. Upon arrival, all of the lights were off and the doors were closed. Apparently the opening times online weren’t accurate! Just our luck.
It was getting dark by this point but thankfully we only had to walk for another five minutes before stumbling upon a different Brazilian restaurant where we stopped to eat. It was buffet style, as everything seems to be in Brazil, which meant once again that after eating we had to sit for a while before leaving in order to assure that we could actually move!
A short taxi back to the hostel and it was time for bed. We still haven’t met our dorm mates yet, but know they exist because their luggage is in the room. After a day on a bus, an afternoon in the pool, and an evening of unlimited food, we’re definitely not going to struggle to get any rest. We had so much fun that we didn’t even take any photos of our hostel either, but I’ll make sure that I include some in the post tomorrow!
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