A blog of South American travel, the loss of a child and our struggle to navigate the complexities of each.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Dateline: Iguazu Falls, Argentina Part II
Yesterday was fantastic! The first hour was spent hiking through the jungle (rain forest?) learning about the native flora and fauna as well as viewing traps the indigenous people used, kind of like Willy Coyote and the Road Runner! We did a fairly easy rock climb, 2 zip lines and rappelled down the same rock. You should have seen Deidre! She was pretty nervous about the zip line, but ended up loving it. We finished with a cruise on a small boat up the Iguazu River to the mouth of the Parana River where you are at the intersection of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. We returned home last night a little tired but very happy about the trip. Highly recommended as a place to visit.
For travelers, dreamers and anyone with a soul, I recommend Spark Your Dreams by Candelaria & Herman Zapp. See link(s) below. A wonderful story of an Argentinian couple that set's of from Buenos Aires to Alaska in a 1928 Graham-Paige. I find this to be the most awe inspiring book I've ever read. It's more than an a travel narrative, it's a very thought provoking read about life and living your dreams.