Puerto Iguazu Travel Blog› entry 4 of 117 › view all entries
We are now at Iguaza National Park, but despite being labeled as Brazil on my itinerary, we are on the Argie side. To get here, we took an 18-hour bus journey from Buenos Aires. Now, with our recent experiences of buses in Argentina, I wasn´t holding out for much when I realised we were getting an all-night bus here, but we actually ended up travelling in style. For about 25 quid we had full-reclining seats, two meals (admittedly, we only realised this after we had polished off a disgusting, sweaty cheese sarnie, just before more cheese was brought out) and watched three films (admittedly, awful: Fast And Furious Tokyo Drift, Edison and The Devil Wears Prada - which Kyle was happy about, me less so seen as I had to suffer it in the cinema), and had someone, who I have named Miguel, attend to our every need.
Iguaza Falls is one of the most breathtaking sights I´ve seen. There are walkways throughout the park rainforest where you follow different trails for different views of the "saltos", or waterfalls. There are miles and miles worth of trails to follow, and you really need more than a day to do it, which is why we were keen to take up the offer of half-price entry to the park if you returned the following day. The highlight is the Gargantua De El Diablo, meaning Devil´s Throat. The walkway allows you to get right up to the waterfall, which is absolutely massive, and on a windy day sprays back at you quite viciously. But it really has to be seen to be believed, it is that stunning. It´s like timesing Bekonscot Model Village near High Wycombe by 100 - it really is that good.
In addition to the waterfalls, there´s loadsa crazy wildlife to observe. We saw loads of different types of butterfly, what I think was a baby crocodile and some mental lizard-type thing. Sorry to get all David Attenborough on you there.
Because we´ve had such a busy day today, we´re having a quiet one tonight - no meals, and no steaks, tonight. If I´m not eating steaks, I´m eating sweaty cheese and salami sarnies, and if I have one more I think I´m going to starve myself.