Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls: Bus Ride
Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls: Bus Ride.
Irmante and I were up early to get ready to get a move on from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls. We said goodbye to Csilla and Cash and headed into the great unknown. We found out where the bus was to pick us up and waited at the stop. To flag a bus in Rio de Janeiro, we have learned that sometimes you have to step out into the street and walk through an entire lane of traffic to flag down a bus that is in the middle lane. That is tons of fun with a heavy backpack on…
Once we got on the bus, we as were cruising down the street a guy was yelling through his open window of his bus at our open window. He was cross-eyed, and I could not tell if he was looking at us or not. So, I looked around and seen we were the only passengers in the vicinity and I guessed he was yelling at us. He was cat-calling Irmante and her blond hair. I got annoyed and closed my window to shut him out. He started laughing to his buddies. I gave him the finger. The lady who takes the money on the bus laughed at me giving him the finger.
We got to the bus station and caught a 23:20 hour bus ride from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls. That is a long haul. A lady boy sat next to us. Irmante was not sure that it was a lady boy but I was convinced by the size of the feet. Then I had a look at Irmante’s feet and hers were about the same size, so now I am not sure about Irmante…
It was a torturous bus ride from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls. We drove past a hotel somewhere that was supposed to be Hotel Blanco, but letters were burned out on one side so it said ‘Hotel Bla’ on one side and ‘Hotel Blan’ on the other, sure to make it a mediocre stay… Sometime during the middle of the night Irmante got up to study the people. She told me, “I want to get some inspiration for sleeping positions,” and then she went back to her seat to practice her fresh knowledge.