Iguazu Falls

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A couple weeks ago I visited Iguazu Falls with Sam and my parents. Iguazu falls (aka Cataratas del Iguazu) are in the most north east corner of Argentina where the borders of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil all meet. My parents paid for the trip as a birthday present to me.

The majority of the falls are within Argentina's border, with a small part of them in Brazil. The Brazilian side supposedly has some amazing views of the falls but unfortunately due to our not acting fast enough on the Brazilian visa front we couldn't visit that side. But no matter, the Argentinian side of the falls easily filled up our two days completely.

The first day we trekked out to the Devils Throat (Garganta del Diablo) lookout point at the head of the falls. To get there you need to walk 1km across a bridge that links together several small islands. The lookout was pretty amazing but I would argue nothing compared to some of the views we had later on in the day when we walked across the lower trail.

Though not as large as Niagara falls, far more amazing. There are almost 300 different falls, each of them named after an explorer or some other famous Spaniard / Portuguese.

The second day we took one of the speed boats that takes people up the river to the falls. It was really awesome, as they drive the boats right underneath the falls. Everyone gets completely soaked. If you ever do this yourself, be sure not to wear white if you don't want everyone to be able to see through your clothes ;-).

All in all, it was one of the most amazing (if not /the/ most) sites I've ever seen. This is a panorama I took from the lower trail. You can also look at all of my Iguazu photos or my entire Argentina / South America set.

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wow, that looks amazing! and


wow, that looks amazing! and who wore white, Sam?