Don´t go chasing waterfalls
Trip Start Mar 25, 2007
73Trip End Aug 31, 2007
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We checked into a hotel in the small town of Foz de Iguacu late on Tuesday afternoon. With a stomach upset, I wasnīt feeling too great and spent most of the day in the bathroom. Not sure if it was something I ate at Churasco buffet we had lunch at, meant to be the best barbecue buffet in town. It was good food and there were pictures on the wall of Ronaldinho with all the waiters - I bet he didnt get the runs after eating there...
Wednesday was a gloriously sunny day. Not quite the temperatures of Rio and certainly not Salvador but still a decent 26C. We took a local bus to the Brazilian side of the falls. Once we entered the parque naįional, a bus took us to the start of the waterfalls trail. Even in the distance, the waterfalls were spectacular and the sounds of the gushing water were all around us. We had great panoramic views and were able to appreciate the sheer magnitude of it all. You canīt even see all of the falls from any one viewpoint. Apparently there are actually 270 waterfalls in total that constitute the Iguazu Falls. The trail was pretty cool and there were loads of butterflies everywhere and some strange looking animals, I think they were racoons. The trail took us to the Garganta del Diablo (The Devilīs throat) a walkway where we could stand just over some of the lower tier falls, we could see the water gushing below us and we could see the upper tier waterfalls next to us. The sound was deafening and it really was a breathtaking sight. It was a powerful sensation and you could almost feel the energy they released. We had our outershell waterproof jackets on so we didnīt get too wet like some people did. After the Devilīs throat, we took an elevator up to see the waterfalls from above, we then left the national park and went to a bird sanctuary next to it.
Having once bred budgies and kept cockatiels, I do like birds and am fascinated by the tropical ones
We walked around the town of Foz later that evening but it wasnīt very spectacular. Not much around and it really did feel like a border town. You wouldnīt really spend any time in the town if it wasnīt for the attraction of the falls.