We left our hostel in Mendoza around 9am. The hostel was nice, but again the noise…. I don’t get people who get up early and make a hell of a noise. There was this guy talking just outside our door for like half hour. Like seriously don’t you have any respect? There is nothing that annoys me more than being up and not be able to go back to sleep because of some kind of asshole.
The breakfast was very poor comparing to what we had in previous hostels. Overall Mendoza did disappoint. We took a ca and went straight to the airport. A tiny airport surrounded by a vineyard.
The plane was small but very comfortable, we had drinks and food. It felt so good being back on a plane! We had a layover at salta. But stopped for only 30min. Some people came on board and we took off again. It took in total about 3hours30 to get to Puerto Iguazu. When we were about to land we tried to spot the falls but couldn’t see them, instead we had this amazing view on the jungle. It seriously felt like we were landing straight in the jungle. And the feeling did not go away when we stepped out of the plane. The humidity was even worse than in Buenos Aires.
We took a bus transfer that drove us to the hostel for 30pesos each. Kinda expensive but it was the only option.
Got to a crowded hostel, it’s HUGE! It seriously look like a resort. It has everything, bar, restaurant, pool and a dj playing. It’s nice but for the 1st time, we are going to experience something new: Sleeping in a dorm. It’s a small one but it is still a dorm ( for 6 people). We went to check out the room (the dorm) it’s small but ok. 1st sight of relief the temperature in the room was cool (AC is on). I was afraid we were going to die in there.
We dropped the backpacks (So tired of the backpack!). We had one last thing to book, the bs ticket for Rio de Janeiro. The last step. We talked to the girl at the reception who said it was going to be difficult to find ticket at this time, because of the carnival and a lot of Brazilians are on vacation here, she said the agency they work with can maybe find us something but it was closed until the morning.
We were on panic mode! We decided to go downtown and check at the bus station. The hostel is just outside the city so we had to take a bus, it wasn’t a long ride but a terrible one! OMG, we almost died about a hundred times. The roads are so bad!
Anyway, we got to the terminal; the first company we stopped at had availability for the day we wanted to leave. 2nd sight of relief of the day!
Went back to the hostel, but this time the ride was even worse. The guy took a detour, he drove around the local houses, and there wasn’t even a road in there! The entire city is dirty and very poor. I don’t get it. How come a city that owns the best falls in the world can be so poor? It’s the worst we have seen so far. It looks like we’re in some three world country. With kids half naked playing around and asking for money to everyone who looks like a tourist!
Back at the Hostel we enjoyed the swimming pool.