Chica's Gap Year Part II 2005/06 travel blog

The borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina

Argentine side of the falls.. note reference to Falklands for all the...

The Devild Throat from afar

More falls

Falls everywhere


Clair and I are about to get very wet

Close up of the Devil's Throat

Devil's Throat

Got very wet standing here

Clair at the Devil's Throat

View from Brazilian side

Brazilian side II

Brazilian side III

Brazilian side IV

At last. The usual flight from TAM with the like warm ham and cheese soggy sandwich, well at least I got there on time to met Clair at the airport. Got to the hostel and an hour later we had arranged our trip for the next day to the Argentinian side of the falls. Only half an hour from the border it was very quick though the border crossing for some reason took about 15 mins. It might have had something to do with the queue of cars going from Brazil to Argentina to buy cheaper petrol and diesel.. the queues were like those in the carpark section of the M25 (used to be somewhere around junction 13)!

Anyway, the falls were the most impressive and stunning I have ever seen. Anybody who says that Niagra is impressive must come here and wonder at the beauty of it all. From the Argentinian side you get very close to the water. We decided to do a boat trip that would take us very close to one of the smaller falls. Got a bit wet and stupidly forgot to take a change of clothes. At least the day was realtively warm so we dried off in a few hours.

The next day we went to the Brazilian side of the falls. Less impressive as you do not get so close, however, you get wonderful views of the scale and number of waterfalls in the National Park. If visiting here is the only thing you do in Brazil / Argentina, it's definitely worth doing. I don't use these words lightly but it was 'truly amazing'.

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