Falling down Iguazu Fallllllllllllls!!!

Trip Start Apr 24, 2011
Trip End Feb 12, 2012

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Che Lagarto

Flag of Argentina  , Litoral,
Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm looking over an edge mesmerised by the view, I can hear thunder and water crashing. Oh No the rocks are coming away I am slipping, sliding now falling down Iguazu Falllllllllls!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

What a beautiful place, you go there expecting a picture perfect postcard of a smallish waterfall and instead get blown away by the width and mass of water raging down as well as amazing coloured butterflies, graceful birds and mayonnaise addicted coatis. For anyone who has not been to Iguazu they are the annoying ant eater look alike creatures that eat everything they can get their dirty mits on! There are so many different viewpoints to see the falls on the argentine side so be prepared for a good day of walking. But If you want to get down to the same level as the gigantic waterfall make sure you do the speed boat ride as it is great fun and you get extremely drenched which is refreshing after a big day of walking around. The falls were absolutely amazing the thunderous crash of water and the spray in your face make it a truly breathtaking experience.

The falls are only a 20 minute bus ride from Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) which is a small town with dusty streets and crazy hippies which reminded me of Katherine (NT). They have the best Pancho (hotdog) and hamburger stand on the corner where you can get the lot for 7 pesos ($2.50). For a second we thought we were in Josh’s ideal heaven. If you want to blow lots of money you can head to the pumping, cheesy casino where Zac had many fun filled nights and blew plenty of coin with his swiss buddy, Julian!

Hostels can either make or break your stay! 'Stop hostel’ where we had planned to stay at was crummy and lied throw their teeth about their facilities so we made the right decision and left within 5 minutes. Che Lagarto on the other hand was clean, spacious, had a pool and fuzball table plus a pool. We would highly recommend it even though our first night there we were fighting over ‘all you can eat pasta’ with a busload of geriatrics who were staying at our hostel! This just proves that you are never too old to travel.

Josh and I thought it was pretty cool that if you walked only 10mins along the main road it takes you to Hito Tres Fronteras which is the bank of the argentine river where Paraguay and Brazil are only a stone throw away. Poor Josh tried to swim across the river to save money on a visa but got dragged by the ragging current. Luckily a fisherman caught him in his net!!!

Josh and Jules’ Top 5 Recommendations

1) Eat Panchos at the corner of Brasil and Ave Victoria Aguirre in Peurto Iguazu

2) Definitely go to the argentinian side... and get saturated by the waterfall in the speed boat

3) Don’t go buying anything but bracelets off the hippies!

4) Stay at Che Lagarto it has a pool but be prepared to take a walking frame!!!

5) Walk to Hito Tres Fronteras to see where the 3 countries meet. It’s better than Albury/Wodonga!

Hasta Luego

 xx oo xx
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Mark Ross on

Oh Che (Lagarto)... I remember you (just). Too many drinks in a hostel in Rio and I rarely even left the hostel.

Jules & Josh. Keep having fun. Very jealous of your adventures.

Elaine on

Hi Guys,looks amaaaaazing! happy travels,xx

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