Buenos Aires (Janet Mukai)
The morning flight to Iguazu left plenty of free time in the afternoon. A 30 minute (or so) ride from the airport to the Iguasu Jungle Lodge took me to the edge of the rain forest. The accommodations were unbelievable--a full kitchen, living room and separate bedroom! I found my way to a local market to get wine and bread and cheese, then signed up for an excursion deep into the rain forest. The jungle jeep took us on dirt roads, past local dwellings, and into a more densely forested area where we donned harnesses and helmets and zip-lined through the canopy. Then, a hike along the river which separated Paraguay and Argentina, ended at a waterfall for the third part of our adventure to rappel down the waterfall. A wet, but exhilarating experience!
I had arrived armed with an arsenal of DEET, mosquito netting and clothes sprayed with permethrin to fight the mosquitoes. But I was pleasantly surprised that the mosquitoes had not yet arrived for the season!
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