Iguazu Falls

Trip Start Mar 29, 2006
Trip End Sep 07, 2006

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Hi Everyone,

Last Monday we flew from the domestic airport to Puerto Igauzu, it took about an hour and a half. The town is at the Northern most tip of Argentina, it is hot, humid and very traditionally South American. From the square in the town you can see Paraguay to the left and Brazil to the right. We had come here to see the Igauzu falls which are in a National park area shared with Brazil. In all there are 273 waterfalls, the most famous being the Devils Throat which is spectacular. When you get to the park, there are a number of different walking trails to view the waterfalls from different angles. To get to the Devils throat, you take a small train, which drops you about a kilometer from the waterfall. You then have to follow footbridges over swamps and rivers to get to the falls. As you approach the noise is deafening, the viewing area overlooks the waterfall on three sides. We decided not to take the trip to see the Brazilian side of the falls as immigration wanted $100 each to enter for the day! As it is a protected wildlife area, you need to be really careful about the wild animals, jaguars in particular roam the forests, happy to report we did not encounter any. We did see crocodiles and a weird little animal they call a coati at a distance.

Love Lisa and Paul x
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