Foz do Iguacu, Brazil... Is There a Doctor in the House?
After returning from visiting Iguazu Falls I met a nice group of doctors staying at the hostel. They were from various countries, but were interning for a few months in Marilia, Brazil... Sabina (Hungary), Sanja (Croatia), Lukas (Slovakia), Ozga (Turkey), Tasa (Croatia) and Seda (Turkey). We had an interesting discussion about health care systems, global politics and US foreign policy.Sertaneja... it is kind of like Brazilian Country music.
The next day the group of doctors decided to do a little site seeing and invited me to join them. The first stop was to a Buddhist Temple. What... a Buddhist temple in Brazil? Yeah... there is actually a pretty large population of Asians in Brazil. This temple was constructed by the local population of Chinese. Well, I've seen many temples in Asia, but for the group of doctors from Eastern Europe it was a new experience. I'm not Buddhist, but I did try to explain what I know about some elements of the Buddhist temple and religion.
We saw some water being released. For me it was pretty much the same tour as I had seen before from Paraguay... only this tour cost about US$20.
Later that evening, the group decided to venture out to another club that was playing a different style of music. This club was playing a style of music called samba rock. Lukas and I spent most of the time just hanging out watching the people. The girls spent most of their time trying to fend off the local guys from asking them to dance. Still... a good time for all.
Another cover charge... another note. This time the club charged us a US$15 cover charge, but gave us some vouchers for US$15 worth of drinks... so it was a wash.
It was fun meeting and hanging out with the doctors... good people.
The next day I would depart from Foz do Iguacu.