Iguazu Falls

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            Our excursion into Iguazu Falls made me realize why it’s considered the 8th natural wonder of the world.  It’s sheer size and beauty paired with a perfect day outside was just the right combination to make our visit to the falls memorable. 

Before we even set foot into the park we were warned not to feed the “quati” that are rampant in the area.  We soon experienced their annoyingness in great quantities as they attacked us (literally) in search of food.  None of us could ever manage to get the name right so we just called them “jerks.”  After we managed to evade most of the quati, we made our way down the trail, seeing different spots of the falls along the way.  Each time we thought we had seen the best part so we would stop and take pictures for 10 minutes.  This process would be repeated about 5 times until we finally made it to the main falls.  The view was absolutely amazing with a perfect rainbow crested over the center of the falls.  The further we moved down the boardwalk, the closer into the falls it took us and the more breathtaking the view became.  As great as the view was from a distance, the best part of the day came during our guided tour. 

We took a ride through the jungle and got to see the flora and fauna of the park up close.  After walking through and seeing the smaller falls and rivers, we came to the river where we got on a high-powered boat and blindly trusted our marginally insane pilot.  He took us up the river and up into the falls to give us the closest possible view.  For an extra 20 reais he even took us under the falls.  After getting drenched by the falls (in the clothes I had to wear the rest of the day) he turned the boat around and took us again.  It was a great experience that I will never forget.

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photo by: jeffy