Iguazu Falls

Trip Start Nov 07, 2008
Trip End Mar 03, 2009

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Flag of Argentina  , Litoral,
Monday, January 26, 2009

   So after almost a week in BA I was back on the road to go and see whatīs billed as one of the most impressive natural wonders in the world, let alone South America; Iguazu falls. Iīve not seen Niagra falls but these are 4 times as big iīm told. There are actually about 270 waterfalls that make up the whole area where two rivers converge and power over high cliffs. The falls are on the border between Argentina and Brazil and the falls can be seen from both sides.

  I went to Brazil first where you can get great panoramic views of the whole thing. The trail was very short, only about 10 minutes of walking and, while the falls were impressive, I wasnīt really blown away. But the following day on the Argentine side, where you get very close to the falls and see individual ones close up, was breathtaking. The centrepiece is la Garganta del Diablo (the Devilīs throat) which is a narrow cul-de-sac of the river where water thunders over the cliffs on all sides in a crescent shape. There is a platform right above it where you can get incredible views and also completely soaked. The power of the water is fairly awe-inspiring and the spray a welcome relief from the intense heat of the place. There were a lot of people there as obviously itīs a major attraction but it was still an incredible sight. Iīll let the photos explain the rest.
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