Originally Posted by Find Finn
I was spot on I can see and I guessed correctly about the waterfall, as well, looks like a great trip.
Brazil is fucking expensive, it's not even funny, their taxation is on a Scandinavian level, red an article the other day stating that all foreign made electronics have a 63% tax on them, so the new PS4 costs $1800 and the big iPhone 5S is $1500.
yup you were correct about iguazu. the wife and I stayed for two days at the sheraton in argentina. the place is run down, expensive, and has crappy food, but its right there in the middle national park jungle with awesome views of the falls right from your balcony. there was rumors of a puma actually sneaking into the lobby in the middle of the night with people sitting not even noticing and only security cameras barely catching sight of it.
I the wife and I stayed with friends in Corcovado for a couple of days (beautiful century old house elevated in the hills with the train to christ statue going right in front of the property), mango, papaya trees galore that get raped by monkeys (the monkeys are color blind and basically will grab a fruit bite it taste if its ripe if not then toss it aside).
as to taxes the last day before flying out to brazil I asked my friend if he wanted me to bring anything and he had these specific instructions for me to sneak in a couple of iPad Minis and iPhones
he was so grateful upon arrival that he ended up touring the wife and I around and paying for all our meals. I freaked out at the prices of the meals he was paying for and he mentioned about the taxes on everything in Brazil and how he can make almost triple the amount with the newly released iPads I brought in for him.