Wet in Iguazu
Trip Start Oct 22, 2005
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Argentina, on fist impressions is very nice, if you ignore the bright red dirt that seems to coat everything, even making it's way halfway up the base of the tree trunks
The major draw card for this little border town is the massive Iguazu falls that act as the border between Argentina and Brazil. They are a short local bus ride away in the middle of a national park and surrounded by kilometers of walking tracks. The thundering falls can be viewed from a number of places in the park, each one offering a seemingly better view than the last. We took a boat ride right under the base of the falls for great views and an impromptu shower under the pounding cascade of water. This thoroughly soaked us through.
The highlight of the day was the views from a place called the Devil's Throat or Garganta del Diablo. As you approach this section of the falls along a catwalk, suspended over the flat expanse of water visible in all directions, it appears that the ground opens up into a massive canyon with the water spilling over in a huge gush of white froth and mist. Never before have we seen a rainbow stretch almost 360 degrees but I kid you not that is what you can see standing at the top of the falls. It is truly magic and an awesome experience!