Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Local Customs

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    Skol not Skoal
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    Meet the Local News teams

    by ATXtraveler Written May 26, 2008

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    Throughout most of the tourist locations in the area, we noticed there quite a few film crews making documentaries or news reports of the local area. In particular, this cameraman and reporter were in some locations which were a tad annoying, as they took up the whole space of several lookouts. If I were in the same position this time, we probably should have just sat down and enjoyed a Guarana at one of the convienently located snack bars and waited them out!

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    The Legend of the Falls

    by acemj Updated Oct 30, 2003

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    Wasn't that a Brad Pitt movie? Anyways, the real legend of the falls comes from the Caingangues Indians who lived in this part of the world. They believed that a fair maiden was going to be sacrificed to a god and when a young boy decided to play hero and save the maiden, he angered the god who then created a great crack in the earth that formed the falls. Supposedly, the young boy and the maiden were transformed by the god into a palm tree and a rock where they still stand today beneath the mighty waterfalls.

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    Indian people - the originals

    by Luchonda Updated Apr 21, 2003

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    Indians

    Let us never forget that those people are the original population in Brasil.
    Best film ever seen on their history is
    "The Mission" with "De Niro" and "Irons"
    A film i will never forget - it was played during a night trip in the local tourist bus.
    BTW the scenary was taken in the Foz

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    As in the rest of Brazil,...

    by scarm Updated Sep 18, 2002

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    As in the rest of Brazil, tourists are very welcome, and are most appreciated if they try to speak some portuguese. A standard tip for a bellman is the equivalent of US$2.00 or so. In restaurants, tip 10% if the tip is not already included (it usually is) - it is best to ask if the tip is already included in the bill. Do not tip a taxi driver, and if so, only the amount necessary to round up to the nearest convenient currency denomination. I was chastized by the locals for over-tipping, which gives the locals serious heartburn.

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    Skol Beer

    by VolsUT Written Jun 16, 2006

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    Skol not Skoal

    Skol beer is the most popular beer in the Iguassu area it is not to be confused with the tougher American of the some name.

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