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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Argentina's Intersection

Trevo da Argentina or Argentina’s Intersection

Right ahead of this rather active and short area of the city-controlled part of the Avenida das Cataratas, there is a road intersection with traffic going separate ways. If you go right, at the intersection, you will go to Avenida Mercosul (Avenue) and to Argentina. The Federal Police, Customs, Animal and Plant Sanitary Control Complex is right ahead. Beyond that will come the International Tancredo Neves Bridge (Fraternity Bridge) over the Iguassu (Iguaçu / Iguazú) River between Brazil and Argentina or Foz do Iguaçu and Puerto Iguazú. Across the Bridge, all passengers will have to go through the Argentine Migration. Customs, Animal and Plant Health Control Complex – called simply Aduana Argentina (by now far tougher than its Brazilian counterpart, fortunately and gracias Argentina!).
Backpackers do a few exercises at this intersection.

Operation One: coming from the Iguaçu National Park (Brazil) stop at this intersection in order to catch bus to see the Falls from the Argentine Side. Or getting off here to catch the bus to Puerto Iguazu in order to stay there or to continue trip.

Operation Two: people coming from Puerto Iguazú, who were staying or are staying at Argentine Side, get off the Puerto Iguazu-Foz do Iguaçu Bus at this point in order to go and see the Falls from the Brzilian Side.

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