Pick up this waterfall and plonk it anywhere else, and people would come to see it.
Here, astonishingly, it is unlabelled and unnamed as far as I can tell, and a mere 30m from the side of the road. We only knew it was there because you can see glimpses of it as you drive past it.
This time, I stopped and spent some time taking some decent pictures of it.
Itamambuca Eco Resort, Ubatuba
As soon as we hit the top of the escarpment, it started raining and did not stop again for the entire weekend.
The hotel had hung sugar-feeders near the forest, and placed out old fruits and it attracted all kinds of things - Hummingbirds, squirrels. We also encountered the local blue and yellow Siri crabs.
Foz do Iguaçu day 3
Parque das Aves, IguaçuMacaws and Toucans and many other South American birds.
The Toucans are very obliging and friendly, happy to stand on the rails and pose for photos.
Hotel das Cataratas
Beware of the Quatis freely roaming the grounds!
Foz do IguaçuUNESCO World Heritage listed Iguaçu Falls have been on our list ever since we arrived in Brazil.
Flying in from São Paulo gives you the first glimpse of the falls. No photo does this place any justice - it is vast in every way - size, sound, length.
The Park is extremely well setup, no private vehicles are allowed entry and everything is done by bus. The result is clear views uncluttered by car parks and visitor centers.
We stayed at the Hotel das Cataratas right on the falls, and after checking in we immediately hit the trail to the Falls, just across the road.
The walk was spectacular and runs for about 2 kms along the top of the canyon on the Brazil side giving an ever changing view of the falls. The walk ends near the "Devils Throat" and a platform that takes you right out the very edge of the falls.
Simply breathtaking place. Go there man.
Beach time, Rio de Janeiro
Pão de Açúcar - Rio de JaneiroPão de Açúcar / Sugarloaf Mountain. Feels significantly higher than it looks from the ground, the tallest peak seems to make its own weather and was shrouded in cloud while we were there.