Into argentina, we are still camping and it is still FREEZING! this is no exaggeration during the day to keep warm i had to wear: socks, walking boots, jeans, linen trousers, tshirt, two long sleeve tops, two jumpers, my coat, scarf, gloves and my hat and i was only just warm enough!!! that was pretty much everything i owned!! Salta was an alright place, mainly for night life, and had some famous argentinian steak too. for someone who doesnt like steak it went down pretty well, especially with wine! Went zip lining for an afternoon here across a valley, really high up. But now im a extreme sport lover it was a breeze ha! and wanted it to be more scary to be honest. there were a series of zip wires across one side of the valley to the other over a rive where people were rafting! was a laugh...past the hours i suppose! Next stop Iguazu Falls.....AMAZING! that is one heck of a dominent feature! you could get rite into the waterfalls, got absolutely soaked ended up wearing just my bikini and sexy anorak! grrrreat times! south america is sooooo big that you cant get anywhere in a day, we had to drive for approximately three days at a time to get anywhere worth seeing! Next stop Brrrrrraaaazzzzziiil!!! Somewhere ive wanted to go since the day i booked this trip and now i was there!!! One problem they talk portugese, id just started to pick up spanish and now the language changes! Went to the Itaipu Dam, largest in the world in terms of power generation! After looking at the 8km section outside we went inside the damn, visited the control room, and to where the working turbines were. Quite a cool experience to be inside the damn in full working order. One generator was producing enough energy to supply a city of 2.5million households with electricity. Also visited Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side, which is the more scenic side. Was also stunning but crappy weather. And seriously hungover :S Was meant to do my helicopter flight today but the weather was so bad i couldnt! Next stop Bonito. Basically a chill out couple of days, campsite was rite next to a river with waterfalls and swimming holes, and the weather is HOT!!! oh yes the tan is starting to recover! Probably the best few days in ages, was so nice to chill out in the sun go swimming loveeeerlly! the water was so clear aswell as all the rocks were limestone...beautiful! however i did get stung by a horse fly inbetween my big toe and the one next to it....painful....some random guy pulled the sting out for me! thats two stings in less than 5days! bad times! Spent 3days then in Pantanal, massive swamp area, heaving with wildlife everywhere! Spent the days on boat cruises looking for camen and bird spotting (probably saw more birds in 5mins than mum and dad have the whole time ive been away!!) lazing in hammocks, horse riding through the swamps (my horse got creeped out by the camen hilarious, it kept spooking!) and we went pranah fishing. waded into murkey water with our rods in our bikinis no shoes on and there were leeches and tried to catch paranhas to have for dinner! i caught one....quite a pathetic excuse though for a paranah more like a goldfish and our guide chucked it back in (at my feet!!!) said it was no good! i was pleased though that i caught one! must have been standing in this water for atleast and hour and a half! Ate them for dinner, quite nice actually...made a nice change to the salted beef, beans and rice we had everyday for lunch and dinner! Last stop before rio was Paraty, on the coast and very mediteranean looking, reminded me of north spain. Spent a couple of days drinking cocktails on the beach catching the rays. Laughing at all the guys in their speedos...some of them definately NOT pulling off the look! ha!