Tasty and colorful Foz do Iguazu
“Normal” people usually go and visit Iguassu Falls when in Foz do Iguacu, the small city at the Brazilian border with Argentina. But as we are not “normal” and as we had already been overwhelmed by the greatness of the falls on the Argentinian side, we decided to start emerging in the Brazilian culture instead. And what better way to do it if not by trying some traditional food? Ha ha!
We discovered the concept of churrascaria, a place specially designed for The Bear (not for bears in general): buffet with everything from salads, garnishes, pasta, etc plus unlimited barbeque – several waiters come to the tables and serve delicious pork, beef, chicken, grilled cheese & pineapple…as many times as you want. It was so tasty that we could not stop eating until we were almost rolling on the floor (no chances to normally walk afterwards). I even went to the kitchen to congratulate the barbeque chef! It was amazing!
And then we moved to colors! To an infinite number of beautiful natural colors in the Parque das Aves (Bird Park) where we had the opportunity to walk through more than 900 birds from 130 species, from different parts of the world. In the extensive aviaries, integrated into lush and humid subtropical forest, rare and colorful tropical birds were flying around us in the company of other animals like alligators, anacondas, multicolored butterflies and so on. We were welcomed by macaws and parrots and we continued with flamingos, pigeons, ibis, owls, curassows and many others…However, the biggest surprise were the toucans: the birds that The Bear had been chasing during the whole year! He was genuinely happy when he finally met the black birds with long yellowish beaks and blue feet. He took hundreds of photos! The end of our visit culminated in the big parrots’ area where hundreds of noisy colorful birds were flying around us “talking” to each other. It was gorgeous!