Published: February 13th 2009February 13th 2009
Too many falls to count!
There are almost 2 miles of falls at Iguazu...
Tons of water passing over countless falls...butterflies of every color...we visited Iguazu Falls yesterday and today!
We tried to visit the Brazilian side first, but didn´t play it right and had to go back, since we didn´t have visas ($180, due to US visa requirements for Brazil....thanks to those who in the previous administration that made that happen...) So we returned to Puerto Iguazu and took a bus the Argentine National Park instead. The photos and video tell the rest.
This little tourist town of Puerto Iguazu is nice...lots of restaurants and shops...touristy, but still friendly.
On the first day we saw the Devil´s throat, the most spectacular falls, then took the trail over the tops of the falls. Today we took the lower trail and hoped to go a small island in the middle of the falls, but waiteed in line for 20 minutes only to have missed the last boat of the day....We saw more creatures today: coatis, a big lizard, monkeys, and a beautiful black bird.
There are many Israelis and Australians here. Today we met an Austrailian young woman whose family´s farm was caught in the massive fires in New South Wales. They
lost stock and some fences, but no family members. However, friends were killed....
We will take a bus to Resistencia/Corrientes on tomorrow (ten hours), spend a few days there, and then on to Salta and Jujuy after that.
There are more photos below