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South America Part 8

Water, water, everywhere.....

sunny 28 °C

Onwards and upwards (literally) to northern Argentina, specifically Puerto Iguazu, home to the famous Iguazu Falls. I was glad to have opted for the flight for this journey as it would've taken days otherwise and probably cost the same! Starting with the Argentinian side - I was completely blown away by the size of them, this huge volume of water thundering downwards in the form of 275 waterfalls into the Rio Iguacu below. There are several different trails you can take which brings you to different viewpoints. The Paseo Garganta del Diablo is a one-kilometer-long trail that brings you directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat, the highest and deepest of the falls. It’s impressive. Aaron (a fellow traveller from Perth) and I took a short boat ride on the river and underneath the mist of the falls (more like a shower!!) – a great laugh it’s just a pity I didn’t bring a change of clothes as we got soaked! Although it doesn’t take long to dry out in the Brazilian heat!
The next day I went to the Brazilian side along with Sanja, another solo traveller from Slovenia. This side gives you a more panoramic view of the falls and in my opinion an even better viewpoint for the Devil’s throat. Just watch out for the racoons – they’ll try steal your lunch!

Posted by elisasdiary 06:27 Archived in Argentina

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