Three countries, one big waterfall
Trip Start Nov 20, 2007
32Trip End May 12, 2008
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Foz do Iguazu is also very close to the Paraguay, just a small walk over a bridge in fact, and so we thought we might as well have a day in Paraguay to see what it was like and have a break from the waterfall. The first strange thing was the very slack border control. Most people just walked over the bridge but being good citizens we hunted down the Brazilian immigration (and it really was a search) and whilst they went through the motions of stamping our passport etc. the Paraguayian side simply shrugged their shoulders saying "we donīt really care what youīre doing!" The town we went to was called Ciudad Del Este, an incredibly busy, bustling town which has the largest collection of electronic shops and market stalls youīll ever see. You couldnīt walk for more than 5 seconds without someone asking you if you wanted to buy a camera, ipod, pirate cdīs/dvdīs etc. People were coming over with massive empty bags and were walking back over to Brazil with as much stuff as they could possibly carry - very amusing! But thatīs not all, Paraguay also has the worldīs largest dam which was close by.
We then made the short bus ride from Brazil over the border into Argentina to see the Argentinian side of the falls. The town we stayed at was called Puerto Iguazu, and from our first meal there we knew were going to like Argentina a lot! We had a parilla (an Argentinian barbeque) for 2 people which comes to your table on a grill over
It was then back to the waterfall to see it from the Argentinian side. Here we got to see the Devils Throat from the top and went on a boat to the bottom of some of the larger falls.
After seeing Iguazu falls from both sides, and our interesting day in Paraguay we continued to travel south on yet another mammoth bus ride to Buenos Aires.
Post your own travel photos for friends and family More Pictures
Where I stayed