Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Iguazu Falls-Part 7: Brazil and the Dam

We had one full day in Brazil.  We started it off at the Itaipu Dam, one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.  It's a hydroelectric megadam on the Parana River that produces 35% energy for Brazil and 90% for Paraguay.

 It was HUGE and I learned that the Parana River is one of the biggest in the world!
 As we were driving along, we saw a city on the horizon and found out that it was Ciudad del Este-- one of the areas Joe served on his mission.  It was this particular area where he was held up at gun point and shot at.  I laughed and told him I'd take a picture from here because it was the closest we'd get with our family to that city :)  There it is below: 

 Very cool to see.  Apparently only 2% of Americans come to visit this place.  We can stand a little taller now, knowing that we can claim a bit of that :)

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