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Margo2Americas
7th Jul 2017 - 14th Jul 2017
Brazil

Since the falls of Iguazu, we have have done the service on the car, stopping at a huge truck stop and using the pit facilities, making the job a lot easier. After that we headed towards Paraguay at a border town to get 2 new tires as everyone here said that they were a lot cheaper just on the other side of the road. It was an interesting border at Ponta Pora, on the Brazilian side and Pedro Juan on the other side of the street in Paraguay. We did not have to do any paperwork as they was no control office. Brezilians come here for shopping at the super big discount stores of all the main brands that we find in the US or Europe. Interesting. And the tires too were a lot cheaper. So after all that, we continued the road north towards Cuiaba then South to Pocone, the start of the Transpantaneira road. Along the way, we spotted hundred of caimans, birds, and at the end of the way, we stopped at the Jaguar Camp. Today we went on a boat tour on the Piquiri river to look for jaguars. We saw 4, not easy to see amongst the trees and grass on the banks of the river, but exiting. Saw 2 walking along, too fast for my camera, and 2 lying down, but with quite a few boats around as the skippers share the information when one is spotted, hard to get the camera in the right position but it is all in our head now for ever.....Next direction now is Brasilia!



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Diary Photos

Over 200 falls make up the Iguazu

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Visit of the Itaipu hydroelectric power station

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Servicing the car at one of the truck stops

Something to remind me what day it is....

Border town Brazil Paraguay where we bought 2 new tires

Big hills along this region

Not quite free highways...

Need ay kitchen ustensils?...

Pocone

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Roseale spoonbill

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Just a few of many...

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Camping along the Transpantaneira

Monkey near the camping

At Porto Jofre

Capibana

Along the Piquiri river

Spotting a jaguar, a few keen tourists

Here is one of the 4 we saw


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