It was mentioned a few weeks ago on a trade magazine: there’s a proposal on the table for the construction of a light electric train linking the Iguaçu National Park with the city of Foz do Iguaçu and the Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana.
Not taking into account its considerable visual impact, a clean means of transportation would be introduced, hopefully replacing buses and vans currently taking tourists to the park.
Considering how public transportation projects are treated in Brazil, the chances of any of us seeing the project completed are slim. Much as we would love to see it finished.
Another item that made the news recently points to the purchase of the Itaipulândia water park, currently abandoned, by a Rio company that intends to turn it into a tourist attraction for the area.
The final instalment of Iguaçu news consisted on the announcement of the construction of a new bridge linking Foz de Iguaçu and Paraguay.
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It is not the first time we bring to the blog spectacular photos found across the internet (a few weeks ago we saw virtual walkthroughs: Jericoacoara, Morro de São Paulo, Paraty, Porto de Galinhas and Rio de Janeiro and 360-degree photos of Manaus and the BR-319 across the jungle).
Today’s selection deserve special attention both for their quality and their spectacular nature. The photos belong to the Russian company AirPano, specializing in aerial captures. Its website contains a beautiful selection of shots from all corners of the world.
Iguassu Falls 360º
Rio de Janeiro 360º
If you click on the photos you will go to the page where they are hosted. The mouse controls movements in all directions. With the wheel mouse you can zoom in or out. There are shots taking airborne and shots taken from ground level.
Two fantastic documents that help portrait in all its glory the grandiosity of two of the best-known Brazilian destinations.
A note on a local blog (Parque Nacional do Iguaçu: menos onças e mais transgênicos) reports on a recent survey of the puma population inside the Iguazu National Park. Scientists aren’t sure at all but estimate the number of individuals left might range between 6 and 12. On the verge of disappearing. At the same time, the park’s advisory body agreed to bring GM crops much closer to the park. The former barrier of 10 kilometers have been reduced to 1.2 km.
Public and private funds are being spent to get the Iguazu Falls elected as one of the new wonders of the world. Under the light of how the environment is being taken care of, money down the drain, if you ask me.
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