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Thursday, December 13

Price Democracy or Discriminatory Mess

Price Democracy or Discriminatory Mess

As of today the bus fare from the TTU to the Visitor’s Center costs R$ 2.00 for everyone – black, rich, poor, ugly, handsome, famous and the anonymous. Inside the Park things are more modern and discriminatory. There are different prices for those residing in Foz do Iguaçu and other 15 little cities bordering on the Iguassu National Park. There is a price for Brazilian from the rest of Brazil. Prices for the citizens of Mercosul countries excluding Brazil (What?). There are also prices for Brazilian Children, Mercosul Children, Mercosul Senior Citizens, Brazilian Seniors, no Price for European, American or Other Seniors. That is something you have to check with a travel agent because they have the patience that I do not have to deal with this kind of thing. All I can say is that such varied discriminantion is not foreseeable by the Brazilian Constitution and this kind of things only continues because no one has taken this case to Court. The Iguaçu National Park people have been learning this “normal tendency” in their frequent travels to National Parks in the US, mainly. I wil soon post a translation on a text that I wrote called “What is wrong with the Iguaçu National Park”? You can see it in Portuguese in the meantime.

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Land of Many Waters

Land of Many Waters
This is a secret little waterfalls where I often go and take a very few people for my ecopsychological nature-connecting experience