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Friday, January 29, 2010

One of the `must do´ trips in South America is a trip to see the Iguazu Falls, and this was next up for us. We arrived on a Friday & left the following Monday, the falls are really the only attaction here. We booked into the `Hostel Inn´ which is a bit outside the town of Puerto Iguazu, but is the most popular hostel in the place. The hostel was big with a huge pool, which again was badly needed as it was really hot & sticky while we were here.

The Friday & Saturday was spent relaxing by the pool. Both nights we went out in the town to a club called Cubre Libre, which for a small area was suprisingly good.

The Sunday we did our tour of the falls, after an hour sleep from the night before we thought we´d be in no mood for it but once we got to the waterfalls the mood lifted.They can be seen from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides but we didn´t have time to do both so we chose the Argentinian side, which is the most popular
The waterfalls consist of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. Some of the individual falls are up to 82 meters (269 ft) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 ft). The falls are in the Parque Nacional Iguazu and we paid 85 peso´s for the entrance fee. First up for us was a little train ride to `The Devil's Throat´, a U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long (490 by 2300 feet) cataract,  the most impressive of all the falls, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Two thirds of the falls are within Argentine territory. It really was a sight to behold.

We did all the circuits in the park. On the lower circuit you get right up beside one of them and you get pissed wet. Also on the lower side we decided to get the boat ride, it was 100 peso´s but was well worth it. The boat goes right in under one of the falls and we got absolutely soaked, at times there was so much water coming down on top of us we could barely open our eyes.

The falls really were well worth a visit.

We checked out the next day had had a nightmare of a wait for our bus to Rio which was being delayed en route from Buenos Aries.
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