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The Mighty Falls

Iguaçu Falls


After saying bye to Martin I was back on my own but I was looking forward seeing Iguaçu Falls! I had a 32 hour journey ahead of me which I was not looking forward. After 14hrs I had arrived in Buenos Aires on Valentines Day lol from here I had to look for another bus that would take me to Puerto Iguaçu. I found a bus that was to leave not for another 2hours, so I grabbed some lunch and sat on the floor pulled out my bestest investment my laptop and watched a movie. Boarded on my 2nd bus at 5pm and off I was. I must admit the journey was not bad at all, the roads were comfortable, the movie that they played was Avatar in English bonus :o) and I also enjoyed on board dinner. I woke up just before sunrise and witnessed my sunrise on the bus not far from my destination. Finally arrived in Puerto Iguaçu, the next mission was to locate where my Spaniards were staying. Pulled out my map and started to walk in the blazing heat. I entered another campsite but this was literally in the woods, so bugs galore :o) I was actually glad to have a ice cold shower but after that I had to have some serious catch up on my sleep…yet again I was suffering from insomnia.

For some reason I was not excited about waking up knowing that I was going to actually see the falls. We were warned to get to the gates as early as possible like 7am but we had left at 8am or so. When arrived we were bombarded by so many visitors and with the humid heat, both did not go well together! You did not need any signs on which way to go and see the main mouth of the falls as firstly the amount of people that were flocking there, secondly you could see cloud like steam arising but it was the sound of the falls that were very loud! We had to walk on this eye sore man made steel bridge that did not fit in with the surroundings for about a mile of so. Along this walk I saw amazing birds flying around and a few catfishes. Once at the mouth of the falls, Garganta del Diablo (devils throat) I could not see much because everyone was barging, some were taller but the older peeps were the rudest, you will hardly get a moment on your own! I did manage to push myself forward to see the spectacular views. Mind-blowing, the whole world just seems to drop away. In the middle there is also an island called ‘Isla Grande San Martin’ which we could have gone to but as you can imagine it is very pricey! We had carried on exploring these 55,000 hectares of natural wonderland, we passed many waterfalls and every angle needed a photo. We then went for a detour away from the crowds on this 45min walk towards this secluded (ok not that many tourist) waterfall/pool area. Nothing spectacular but we did settle here for some lunch. The time just flew by real quick we could have returned for half price the next day but I think I saw more than enough and to be honest I did not wanted to be surrounded by many tourist.

Posted by jasdeep_virdee 02:25 Archived in Argentina

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