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Published: April 10th 2014
In the far northeast corner of an odd finger-like part of Argentina is a series of pretty cascades!
We based ourselves in a nice hotel in the hot and humid border town of Puerto Iguazu as we explored the amazing sites in the area... The rainforest setting was beautiful and the wildlife was great, but the spectacular Iguazu Falls stole the show!
Iguazu Falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Wow! The mighty Rio Iguazu abruptly plummets over 80 metres in a series of colossal cascades that stretch about 3 kilometres across! The sight of these falls is mind-blowing! The sound of billions of gallons of water smashing to the river below in a lush green jungle setting with chirping birds and frolicking mammals... We spent two full days in the National Park, hiking the trails in the searing heat and getting soaked by the clouds of spray from the falls. We even hiked a lonely trail to the bottom of a different set of falls that hardly anyone visits - hardly as spectacular as Iguazu but we had them all to ourselves and enjoyed a cooling, refreshing dip in the water
spray! A beautiful end to a hot hike!
As much as we loved the falls and the strange little border town of Puerto Iguazu, we were motivated to move onwards to the city of Posadas for some paper work and to visit a consulate for the next country on our journey. Posadas is situated on the mighty Rio Parana which forms a natural border to the neighbouring country.
Which country was Theresa applying for a entry visa? You'll just have to read the next few blogs to find out!
(Hint: It is a land-locked country and it is not Bolivia... get out your atlases and tell us which one it is!)
Los trotamundos (The Globetrotters)
Theresa and Dave
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