Trip Start Nov 05, 2009
31Trip End Apr 26, 2010
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I only have one day at the falls before I catch my onward bus to Sao Paulo, sods law, my bus was running 3 hours late due to an accident on the motorway ,so I had already lost almost half of my only day at Iguazu.
I arrived at my hostel a little less than pleased and eager to dump my bags and get off to the waterfalls as soon as humanly possible
Half an hour later I managed to finally make my excuses and get the hell out of there and on to the bus to the waterfalls. On arrival at the falls you are instructed to make your way to the station to hop on board a train that takes you to one of the many viewpoints. What they don't tell you is that it is one of those totally humilating miniture railways where even the coolest person alive looks like a total chump. I sat there on this damn train, feeling like a total idiot and swore that no matter what the distance I would be walking back
The falls are incredible, worth even the embarrassment of the train, the extra 20 hours on a bus and losing some of my soul to the dementor. My personal highlight was stripping down to my bikini, standing just below one of the cascades and being pummled and made breathless by the power of the spray. Incredible. Equally amazing are the thousands of butterflies that live within the rainforest surrounding the falls. Every shape and colour that you can think of and they surround you in a perpetually moving cloud of confetti. This film shows just how many there are....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdlIjRCc_sM
A very special place..shame about the train!