Blogs from Misiones, Argentina, South America


South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú April 16th 2019

WOW. Spectacular. We were incredibly lucky with the weather. Two days of blue sky to see the falls and today, the day we fly back to Buenos Aires, it is raining. Day one we walked the trails on the Argentina side of the fall and yesterday we crossed into Brasília to see and experience the falls up close. We were drenched, but soon dried in the 30C weather. We also went on a jungle adventure by mountain bike, kayak, and Jeep. Loads of fun.. The falls are wider than Victoria and taller than Niagara, made up of approximately 250 individual drops. The Iguazú river and falls mark the border between Argentina and Brasília..... read more
Iguazú falls
Iguazú falls
Iguazú falls

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Iguazú National Park January 16th 2019

Today we are going to Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls. For a local, this trip is simple; a bus to the Argentinian town of Puerto Iguazú and a second bus to the park. For a foreigner is more complicated as you have to disembark for immigration twice and the bus doesn’t wait, so it involves taking 3 consecutive buses on the same route, then a 4th bus to the park. We walk to the international bus stop and wait. A bus to Paraguay pulls up and everyone else gets on. This happens a few more times before eventually a bus driver asks why we’re sitting at the bus stop and explains that buses to Argentina depart from the other end of the road. On our complicated journey we have fallen at ... read more
Walk to Garganta del Diablo
Garganta del Diablo
Garganta del Diablo

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Iguazú National Park October 25th 2018

Up at 06:15 to check out as Reggie and Luis the driver were picking us up at 07:30 and taking our bags along as they will take us straight to the airport after today’s excursions. Took almost an hour to cross the border back into Argentina to see the Falls from the other side. First we had to check-out of Brazil at the Federal Police office then drive over the bridge to check-in to Argentina. Half of the inside walls of the bridge are painted in gold and green for Brazil, then changed to the sky blue and white of Argentina. The Argentinian Parque Nacional Iguazu is well set-out with large paths and nicely maintained jungle (if you maintain jungle that is) and the walkways over the river are made of metal grates similar to the ... read more

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú March 29th 2018

Whether it was the effect of the reblochon or some other reason, our pilot needed two goes at landing in Iguazzu and then we found out that our luggage had remained in Buenos Aires. We were reunited with our lovely rucksacks only a couple of hours later which was a real blessing. We were already looking slightly out of place in a tropical airport wearing our hiking boots (too heavy to pack so we always wear then when travelling) and trousers while everyone else was in flipflops and shorts, and we were considering with dismay and a certain amount of hilarity what we would wear to visit the Iguazzu Falls in the jungle the following day if our luggage failed to arrive. Our hostel in Puerto Iguazzu has achieved the unenviable status of “worst place to ... read more
I'm sure someone must have thought about this......
Releasing the reblochon....
The view from the Brazilian side...

GÜN 33 06 MART SALI: Sabah erkenden dün yerini saptadığım otobüs terminaline gittim.. Fazla beklemeden, Rio Uruguay şirketinin otobüsleri bizi Cataratas del Iguazu (benim söylemim Katarat-ül Iguazu)milli parkının önünde bıraktı.. Parka giriş ücreti olarak, yaşa maşa bakmadan kişi başına 500 Arjantin papeli aldılar.. Parkın kapısında, tur kartalları,daireleri küçülterek,alçak uçuşta turist avlamaya çalışıyorlar.. Tipimin, gel geli olmadığından beni pas geçtiler.. Az yürüdünüz mü Estacion Central diye bir yere varıyorsunuz.. Burada eğlenceli park trenleri sizi bekliyor. 15-20 dakika sonra “Garganta del Diablo”(Şeytan gırtlağı) denilen yere vardık. .. Burası trenin son durağı .. İstasyon içinde coati denilen, bizde pek görülmeyen, uzun... read more

South America » Argentina » Misiones » Puerto Iguazú March 5th 2018

GÜN 32 05 MART PAZARTESİ: Sabah heyecan fırtınası saat 05:30 da başladı.. Fırtınanın adı, Ministro Pistarini veya genel adı ile EZE havaalanına zamanında yetişmek.. Bu işi yüklenen tek toplu taşıma aracı 8 nolu Aeropuerto otobüsü.. Alan o denli uzakta ki, taksi ile giderseniz milletvekili maaşı ödeyebilirsiniz.. Bu impossible mission’u otelin hemen önündeki Florida metro istasyonundan başlatıyorsunuz.. Pelegrini durağında inip, niçin böyle olduğu asla bilinmez, Diagonal Nort durağına kadar yürüyorsunuz.. Oradan binip İndipendencia istasyonunda iniyorsunuz .. Devam ederek, daha önce keşif gezisi yaptığım 8 nolu otobüs durağını buldum.. Otobüsün gelmesi gecikmedi 06:20 de Otobüsteydim. Tam iki saat sonra 8:25 de alanda indim.. b... read more

South America » Argentina » Misiones August 4th 2017

Tuesday 25 July - Argentina Although our hotel was in the park we were not allowed into the park until it opened at 08.00. We were advised to leave when it opened in a hope to beat the crowds. We left on time to explore the upper trail intending to catch the train to Devil's Throat when we finished. The upper trail was beautiful with many different butterflies and birds. We were excited to see toucans clearly in the trees. When we reached the railway station it was teeming with people and the queue was horrendous, so we decided to walk, it was a pleasant 2.5 km walk to the final station and then a 1.1km walk across a variety of board walks to the final waterfall which was spectacular but quite crowded. We walked back ... read more

Today we hiked the park, took the ecological raft ride. Spent some time sitting and relaxing in the lower falls area. We went to the pool late afternoon as it was really warm today. We met some nice fellow travelers and exchanged travel stories.... read more
Iguazu Inferior Falls Circuit
Iguazu at sunset
Hitching a ride

Today we walked the lower falls, the upper falls, and took the train again to Garganta del Diablo. It was cooler today with high humidity. Several rain showers, but we did not get too wet. The heaviest shower hit when we were on our way back from Garganta del Diablo on the train. Today we took our time as we hiked the trails. Birds, monkeys, spiders and caiman. We kept our eyes open for puma too, as we were told there are five in the park. We only saw puma tracks made by a pair of puma shoes. We had empanadas for lunch. Coatis everywhere again. One jumped on our table as soon as we finished to see if we left anything.... read more
Iguazu- Inferior Circuit

We took a short walk through the park this morning. Saw the abundant coati. Cute, but can be dangerous. I have warned Pedro not to open any snacks on the trails. Aunt Judy I'm sure can recall having one sit on her lap when she sat on a bench years ago. Uncle Lloyd....I have not yet seen enough waterfalls. We are eating empanadas and I have not found any peanuts in the can. Poor Lloydy. We took a taxi to town today. There was a short delay by some protesters. We had quite the adventure at the bank. There was a lobby with chairs of at least 75 people waiting orderly in chairs. We asked how long to see a teller and they said it was usually an hour and a half. We had to wait ... read more
Triple Frontier
Lunch in Puerto Igauzu

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