DAY 15 - 1st August 2011 I had to wake up early to get a 9:30 bus to Sao Paulo this was the last part of my trip with Sanne as she was flying back to Holland that evening. The journey was supposed to take around 6 hours. - this was not the case.
I feel asleep on the bus after 3hours I realized we had not moved anywhere for about an hour - I decided to get up and have a look to see what was going on. Eventually, I found someone on the bus that spoke some English and he said that the bus had broken down and we had to wait 3 more hours for another bus to arrive from
Sao Paulo to then take us back to Sao Paulo. He then went on to explain that some people from the bus are going to get a local bus to a main bus station and then get another bus from there for R$40 as Sanne had to catch her flight we decided to Go with these other people but the next bus wasn't for another 2 hours so we had to wait anyway. Lucky for Sanne a man and a women helped her get to the airport and she made her flight.
I arrived in Sao Paulo bus station at 6:30pm so I was happy I was going to make the 8:00pm bus to iguazu - so I went to book it but it was full. So I ended up finding an Internet cafe and booking a night at a hostel called Limehostel that was a quick journey on the metro.
I arrived at limehostel and everyone was really friendly. I ended up Going out to a club - which they say is one of the biggest in the world although I beg to differ - it was called the edge. I was a really good night but at the same time a stupid idea as I had only 1hr sleep and had to check out and get the bus to iguazu which was meant to arrive in iguazu at 7:30am the next morning.
It was the first bad luck on transport through brazil and south America but I am sure it is not going to be the last.