Iguassu Charm Suites
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... and not water so the concrete would not crack over time. There are lots of concrete retaining walls holding main wall up which creates a "hollow" walled Dam. The water drops 100 meters through the tube to the turbine. If the Dam is working at full capacity there is 40 times more water passing through the tubes than what goes over the Iguazu falls. The entire Dam is split down the middle, including the administration block and the control center, ...
... angry and hungry and had way too many layers of clothes on and it was so hot already and for the first time since I`m traveling in South America I had no clue where to go. On top of that comes that bazilians apparently don`t speak english (and my portugese is even worse than spanish).
I needed coffee. And food. And wifi.
Remerbering the McDonalds as I was still sweating (pardon me, sitting) in the bus, I arrived in front of closed doors. ...
... This side is a good introduction because you stand within touching distance of the water, walking over the top of one of the falls and getting an absolute soaking at another. Having read and researches so much about the place in the preceding 10+ years, I was almost a bit sorry that I was fairly underwhelmed at first. It is one of those things where you feel like you've almost bought the t-shirt before you get there, but ... BRASILIAN SIDE ... On the second day at Iguazu we headed ...
... motor right under the cascade in a couple of points, where you get to experience first-hand the power, volume and velocity of the falls. Drenched instantly is the best way to describe this bit, with squeals and laughter, and squeezing eyes shut in the hope contact lenses will not wash out. They do provide a vinyl bag large enough for a knapsack, shoes, cameras and other personal items so this kept all of our belongings dry.
Following our immersion, ...
... rapids underneath and around us, and rocks everywhere and all too close. Amazing.
Although we only spent two days at the falls, I'll definitely remember them for life! As I said, I don't want to go all cheesy on you, but they are truly spectacular - definitely a highlight of the trip so far!
Also - if you were wondering about the title of this post, apparently someone important/famous, upon seeing the Iguazu Falls, exclaimed 'poor Niagara'!