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Foz do Iguacu Travel Blog

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First view of the falls.

So, we finally made it to Puerto Iguazu in the north eastern corner of Argentina, where it borders Brazil and Paraguay, some 3½ thousand km away from the southernmost city of Ushuaia. The main draw here is the Iguazu falls, which bridge the river between Argentina and Brazil. It is recommended that you view the Brazil side of the falls first, so we didn't stop, but made the hop across the border to Foz de Iguazu.


Brazil was very hot, and they clearly have more waiters than they know what to do with. You have barely put down your fork before someone has whisked away your plate. We also quickly discovered that our hard won skills at making ourselves understood and answering simple questions in Spanish counted for naught, we couldn't understand a word of Portuguese.


We completely touristed it up in Foz, and a lot of fun it was too. We went to a a great big dam/hydroelectric power station that supplies 90% of the electricity needs of Paraguay, and 25% of those of Brazil, spent a day being awed and amazed by the waterfalls, and went to bird world to see the toucans, which look like normal birds that have foolishly gotten their heads stuck in traffic cones. We were also frequently wowed by butterflies and hummingbirds, that's the jungle for you.

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First view of the falls.
First view of the falls.
Michelles Wile E. Coyote impressi…
Michelle's Wile E. Coyote impress…
Closer view of the falls.
Closer view of the falls.
Big dam.
Big dam.
Steve on top of the dam.
Steve on top of the dam.
The impressive overflow - lots of …
The impressive overflow - lots of…
Tubes the water passes through to …
Tubes the water passes through to…
A spinning generator.
A spinning generator.
A suspicious Steve with a suspicio…
A suspicious Steve with a suspici…
A Guinness toucan.
A Guinness toucan.
Our favourite type of toucan, poss…
Our favourite type of toucan, pos…
Michelle with a toucan.
Michelle with a toucan.
Foz do Iguacu
photo by: joesu