So aside from getting attacked by parrots, I also toured the park’s extensive variety of aves found in Latin America. Some of them are protected species with endangered status and others are simply strange to behold. There were several exhibits that allowed us to truly get up close and personal–ahem, really personal if you checked out yesterday’s entry. When I wasn’t fearing death by sharp beak pecking, I managed to steal some prime photos.

Take a gander. [FYI: my crowning glory is located at the end.]

I HELD A SNAKE! I know. It was terrifying (and frankly, kind of gross).


It bit me on the boob! Rude.

Itaipu Binacional

March 29, 2012

The Itaipu Binacional, a hydroelectric dam that sits on the Parana River, which courses between Brazil and Paraguay, is considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Operations and maintenance of the dam are jointly run by both countries (though the actual energy consumption is a little less evenly distributed).

I took the comprehensive tour today, and it was total nerdy fodder fulfillment. Not a “fun” tourist pastime per say, but really fascinating. And there were some great views!

Pretty and pretty interesting.

The 8th Wonder of the Modern World. ;)

Can’t believe the water resembles a shade of blue.

Pretending like I’m close to an ocean.

Danger danger.

Sweet view.





The control room.

Commemorating record-setting energy production.

Corridor of Bigfoot Twister.

Central turbine.

In two places at once (very Walk to Remember-esque)!
Straddling the line between Brazil and Paraguay.

Parque Nacional do Iguacu.

Uh, this guy charged me, so I ran away mid-picture.

Slowly approaching.

Two words: Emilia’s sunglasses.

Quatirs crowding the sidewalk. So scary.

Seriously, they were everywhere! Ick.


Not even the half of it.

More wildlife.




Coffee table book photos.

I spy a rainbow.


Crazy hair.

I know, right?

I was here!