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Iguassu Falls

by on Feb.10, 2016, under Happenings

Mon­day Feb­ru­ary first, we catch a ear­ly flight from Buenos Aires to the Argen­tine side of the Iguas­su Falls. We have lunch on the Argen­tine side, then take a train to the cat­walks that go to the most impres­sive part of the area, Gar­gan­ta del Dia­blo (Devis’s throat). The Iguas­su Falls area is made up of 275 water­falls and is con­sid­ered one of the nat­ur­al won­ders of the world. We luck out and do our sight see­ing between rain storms.

We then dri­ve to the Brazil­ian side pass­ing by the bor­der with Paraguary. The rain turns into a del­uge as we clear cus­toms, all han­dled by our guide Car­los Roldan. We check in to the Hotel das Cataratas which is, again, a very nice hotel with a very nice suite with a view of the falls. A great din­ner (of course) in the hotel then we get a good nights sleep to the sound of rain, before tomor­rows tour­ing. The rain stops and we walk the area below the falls, which is impres­sive back up to the main face across from the Dev­il’s throat. The sight  and sound of 400,000 gal­lons of water per sec­ond cas­cad­ing is hard to describe, but its def­i­nite­ly impressive.

After a Brazil­ian bar­be­cue din­ner we pack for our depar­ture in the morn­ing. We check out and on our way to the air­port we stop to take a heli­copter ride over the falls before board­ing our flight to Rio de Janer­iro. What a spec­tac­u­lar view, plus a fun ride in the chop­per. We luck out again, no rain.

We say good by to Car­los our great guide and board our flight to Rio and sunshine.


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