Sitting Room

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Is he drowning?

Photo courtesy of the City Press Department

The man in the photo is the mayor of Foz do Iguaçu, Paulo MacDonald Ghisi. And what is he doing in the water? Has he been pushed by his multitude of policical haters and enemies? Nope! Far from it. He has just finished a 40-minute rafting trip down the Iguaçu River - one of the 100-things-to-do I have posted a few days ago. As far as my ears are concerned this the first time that I heard of a mayor of the city of Foz do Iguaçu take part in any of the things that the town offers its tourists. Some times I thought that these guys were too good to the local water, spree, mud, mosquitoes, sun and, above, the great am,ount of excitement and adrenaline that the local atrractions can offer. Before getting down to the Iguaçu River level the mayor enjoyed great sights as he hung from a rappel rope in order to negotiate the 80 meter-high cliffs which are part of Iguassu falls. The mayor said that this was the first time that he allowed himself to reach out and embrace the things that the elements has to offer the whole world in the tri-nation region.

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