Foz do Iguaçu

From Rio Grande do Sul we took off towards one of the most beautiful places on Earth. About 560 miles separated us from the stunning Foz do Iguaçu waterfalls. Those 560 miles took us just under 17 hours! We left the hotel bright and early at 7AM, and didn't reach the hotel until midnight! 



Rio Grande do Sul

We have left the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, and have entered the country's southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, which borders with Argentina in the West, and Uruguay in the South. Rio do Sul is famous for it's endless sand beaches, only broken up by the estuaries of two large lakes. At the heart of of of the lakefront is the capital city, Porto Alegre. 



While São Paulo is the economic center of Brazil, there is a major logistical problem - There is no direct access to the sea. Because of this, all goods manufactured in São Paulo and the surrounding areas is transported to Santos, the nearest port city.