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Published: February 27th 2011
Iguazu consisted of a three day adventure, Iguazu falls on the Argentina side, Paraguay, and the falls on the Brazilian side. All very different and all amazing.
Argentina side- We first went to the falls on Valentines day, and I dont think that there is a better way to spend valentines day then going to the most spectacular falls in the world. We first went for a short hike above the falls. During this hike you can see all the way down to the bottom and get a good view of each individual fall, and a view of about half of the falls. The second hike was at the bottom of the falls. This takes you under the falls and to a few spots where you can get so close to the falls that you get soaking wet. This is an area that is so humid that taking a shower in the falls feels amazing. Not to mention being in the falls with intense wind and water is liberating. While standing there there is nothing you can do but have a huge smile on your face. Both of these hikes where short but gave great view of the falls. The
last little hike that we did was do the famous garganta del diablo or devils throat. There is a pier that take you right to the middle of the falls and you are just standing at the top over looking the biggest part of the falls. This was my favorite view spot on the Argentina side. From one side you see all the water falling and on the other all you see is a big cloud of water that looks like a volcanic eruption. On our way back to the exit we had to stop by the part where you shower off because we were so hot and once again it was an amazing experience.
Paraguay- Paraguay was only a short bus ride away so we decided to spend a day there just to check it out. This part of Paraguay was not to safe so we decided to go with some friends and only spend a few hours there. It was a very interesting experience and although a lot of people told us it wasn´t safe we did not feel that. Everyone was really nice to us and helped us out with directions. There was a huge street
market that we walked around for a while then went to get some food. We had a fun time but were also ready to return to Argentina.
Falls on the Brazilian side- We were debating if we wanted to go to the Brazilian side because it was expensive and we felt like we have already seen the falls but it turns out we were wrong and made a very good decision to go see the falls once more. This was a completely different experience. From the Brazilian side we could get a view of the entire falls, which you cannot do on the Argentina side. You dont get as close to the action but seeing the falls on the Brazilian side was amazing. You just dont realize how big the falls actually are. They are so big that you cant even get a picture of the whole thing. They also have may piers that take you under the falls for some more showers.
The whole time we were in the falls Eric and I stayed at a campsite. It was a very interesting campsite but one of our favorites. It was in the forest in the back yard
of a very comical man. We met a lot of really interesting people here and enjoyed the experience of sleeping in the jungle.
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