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... haven't heard of them for a start. To put them into some perspective, there are 275 separate falls spanning over 3km across the bi-national Parque Nacional Iguazu. Over 1800 cubic metres of water per second forces it's way over just one part of the falls known as Garganta del Diablo ("Devil's Throat") on the Brasilian side of the falls and the number of individual falls can increase in high rainfall to nearly 300. I haven't been to Niagara, but Iguazu Falls are around 2-3 times the ...
Today we started our visit to Iguassu Falls. These falls are on the Iguassu River which forms the border between Argentina on the south and Brazil on the north. You can visit both sides of the falls, if you have a visa for Brazil, which thankfully we did (phew!), and you get a very different perspective from both sides.
We were picked up from the hotel in a little mini bus by Rodrigo our guide for the day. We have had great guides everywhere we went, ...
... also a decent common room complete with TV and PS3.
We dumped our bags got the lowdown on the details of our plans from reception and headed out. We grabbed food at an American Embassy. My first visit of the trip. As pointed out by the tour guide in Sao Paulo relative to Brasil it is quite expensive, and on par with Bob's Burgers. McDonalds in this town is actually a big deal, it is used as a descriptive landmark.
After waiting ...
... Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet, and from the Argentinian side you can clearly see the Brazilian and Paraguayan monuments. Pretty cool. After another half hour or so, we arrived into the Argentinian Iguazu Park. As most of the falls are in Argentina, the park is a lot bigger than in Brazil. There's a lower and an upper walkway, both of which offer stunning views of the waterfalls - some of which we hadn't seen the day before. The upper wooden walkways go ...
... construction there were 40k workers on site. Although they flooded villages and land to make it, they have created a reserve on both sides of the dam where they have rehoused many of animals. They are also building a university in the grounds.
loretta: This doesn't seem to make it the environmental catastrophe that has been said. Got me thinking would I rather 1 dam than 10 nuclear power stations? Difficult one in my line of ...