Dripping wet at Iguazu Falls

Puerto Iguazu Travel Blog

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Having to finally leave our apartment in Buenos Aires we needed something to kick start our travels again, so we decided to jump on a 19 hour bus ride and headed to Puerto Iguazu at the junction of the Argentinian, Brazilian and Paraguayian borders.  The Iguazu Falls are one of the most spectacular sights that we've come across.   Wider and taller then Niagara, Iguazu is one of the largest falls in the world, and they definately lived up to it.

We got the first bus and managed to be the first one's out to the upper lookout which meant that we had the falls to ourselves for 5 minutes or so...  absolutely serene!

The serenity didn't last as long as we hoped, and by 10 the place was inundated by local and international tourists.

View from the top.
Also the tropical heat had started to take it's toll.  We were both dripping with sweat, which didn´t make for the nicest photos ;-) 

To cool off we went on a speed boat ride.  The views of the falls were absolutely spectacular  from down below, but the best part was when the boat continued to go UNDER the actual falls.  That took care of the excess sweat problem, but we were wetter then before! After climbing back to the top for lunch, we were feeling pretty chuffed to be inside in air-conditioned comfort...now dry,  just as the heavens opened to a tropical storm, whilst enjoying fabulous food and enjoying the view of stupid tourists who weren't able to reach shelter in time before the storm.

When the deluge stopped, the last outing of the day was catching the shuttle train to La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat).

Stupid Tourists
  This is the main water chute along the ridge of the cascade.  The sound was deafening and the sheer volume of water was amazing. Then we heard the thunder... we were about 1km away from the shuttle train via a metal runway strung out across the river.  We ran...we weren't fast enough...and by the time we reached the train we were dripping wet once again.

Moral of the story... 
We're stupid tourists.


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View from the top.
View from the top.
Stupid Tourists
Stupid Tourists
Falls with double rainbow
Falls with double rainbow
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Gargantua del Diablo (The Devil's…
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photo by: jeffy