Moving on in South America – Next Stop Iguazu!

south america map

(Note; I’ve been getting quite a lot of emails and messages recently about my current South American trip and where I’m going. I thought therefore it would be useful to give an update of where I am and what I’m doing right now for those who may be interested.)

Tomorrow I come to the end of my time in Buenos Aires (where I’ve been attending a private language school) and will now be embarking on the rest of my journey around South America, or rather I will embark on a journey to see as much of South America as I can before I have to go home in February! It’s funny, prior to my arrival I thought 5 months would be more than enough time to explore this great continent. However, with each day that passes since I’ve been here I’m discovering more and more places that I want to visit! I’m suddenly feeling after spending the first month in Buenos Aires that the remaining 4 months is not nearly enough time to see and do everything I want. I suppose it’s a good problem to have though, you know, having such a wide selection of incredible destinations to visit? I certainly can’t complain!

Next stop Iguazu Falls

My next stop is Iguazu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world that happens to lie on the border between Argentina and Brazil. I’ll be dedicating a full day to both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the waterfall and will be there for 3 full days in total before I move on to my next destination in Argentina (Cordoba). Natural wonders have always been top of my list when it comes to what I love to do most on the road. My trip last year out into the Sahara Desert I feel has given me fuel to make more of a habit of this. Less partying and more incredible spots of beauty is certainly the style in which I want my travels to continue in the future. That said, I’ve been in Buenos Aires for a month, a.k.a one of the party capitals of the world, so I would be lying if I said I had been living up to this motto of late! 😉

Which route will I be taking around South America?

The initial route I had in my head when I came to South America was to go straight into Brazil after Iguazu, e.g. on to Rio or Sao Paolo, and spend a lot of time making my way up the Brazilian East Coast. However, having just completed a 4 week Spanish course I really feel the need to be in countries where I can practice my Spanish daily. I’d also like to take some more lessons at some point too, possibly in Bolivia. So whilst my original plan to head up into Brazil straight after would have been the most easy route to take, I am instead not going to Brazil until the end of my time in South America (excluding this next jaunt to Iguazu of course.) It will be one of the last countries I visit before I go home. Hopefully I am saving the best until last!

Below you can see the start of the route which I plan to take into Bolivia and beyond;

beginning of south american route

– So that’s the plan (ish) for the coming weeks, but we’ll see how it all pans out! As for now I am getting ready for tomorrow’s 18 hour bus journey from Buenos Aires to Iguazu! I suppose you can’t say you’ve really travelled South America until you’ve taken at least 1 long distance bus journey! It seems to be the way of travel here for anyone travelling on a budget (which is mostly everyone!)

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One Response to “Moving on in South America – Next Stop Iguazu!”

  1. Mark says:

    Sounds like a great trip you’re on there Jane!

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