The Iguacu Falls - another view

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First Capirinihas in Brasil ... yummy
Adios Malbec, Tango y Pesos .... oi Capirhinias, Samba y Reals.

We crossed the border without so much as a bye or leave. No assault on the senses as there was between Ecuador and Peru or Bolivia and Chile. Just a bus ride, a quick stamp and the world famous green flag flying high. What was instantly different was the inability to communicate. After 4 months of speaking espanol, we were suddenly thrust into a Portugese speaking country and unable to say anything other than "Obrigada" (Thank you). It felt like being reduced to infanthood, unable to make yourself or your needs understood. It made me really appreciate my Spanish and how easily i was able to communicate with people here.

The Brazilian side of the falls is no less impressive than the neighbouring Argentinan side.
The mighty falls from the other side
Here you get the overall view of the park and its numerous falls. It's a lot more official looking too, with a grand concrete entrance and a bus to take you through the key sites in the park (which costs extra of course!). The falls truly are incredible and from here you get to see them from a distance in all their majesty. We also naively thought we wouldn't get wet this time around. WRONG!

The Garganta del Diablo can be visited from this side too via a series of walkways you can walk into the devil's throat itself, and get soaked in the process. It is true though, that much water makes you happy! You can't help but laugh and shriek as you get wet. In the same area you also stand inches from one of the main falls that make up the GDD and the sound and power is just awesome. You can also take a lift to the top of the fall to get a better birds eye view. It's humbling to stand so close to such an incredible power.



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