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Jan 27, 2012 - Iguazu Falls, El Spectacular!

When Henry Kissinger's wife visited Iguazu Falls she was quoted as saying "Poor Niagara". She wasn't wrong. It's a beautifully presented park, very green and lush, without the tackiness and haunted houses surrounding Niagara. The park is arranged so you get different views of the various falls, all equally spectacular, first from the Brazilian side and the next day from the Argentinian. The Brazilian side is great for panoramic views while the Argentinian delivers the raw power of the falls by allowing you to get ridiculously close (prepare...

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Blame it on Rio!

Dec 4, 2011 - a day in Argentina

Since most of the Iguassu Falls are in Argentina, they are best seen from the Brazil side and experienced from the Argentinian side. This means you have to waste a fair amount of time with the border crossing and changing money. The Argentinians will only accept pesos for the admission fee to their side of the national park, no credit cards. Our tour stopped at an efficient gift shop with rip-off rates to get the job done expeditiously. The Friendship Bridge that crosses the Iguassu River is painted green and gold (Brazil colors) half way...

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Oct 26, 2011 - Flights and delays

The first inkling of things going awry was when I tried to print the boarding passes for the flight to Buenos Aires at the Jardin de Iguazu hotel. Inserting our code brought up a long list of future flights including a number of cancellations with consequent options requiring choices. Until these choices are made, it is impossible to remotely progress with the online printing of boarding passes. The particular flights that caught my eye were the final flights from Argentina to Sydney. I can't remember now, sitting in Puerto Iguazu Airport,...

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Oct 25, 2011 - You say Iguacu and I say Iguazu ...

We landed in Foz do Iguacu, the Brazilian city, after a two hour flight and were immediately whisked off to the Brazilian side of the Falls. This is the least developed side, and less filled with tourists, at least at midday when we arrived. The Falls are viewed from the Brazil side from a cliff walk that clings to the edge of the rain forest, and steadily progresses into what is known as the 'Devil's Throat' where the most of the Iguacu River plunges over the edge of the Parana Plateau. Unlike many waterfalls, the Iguacu Falls has numerous...

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Aug 28, 2011 - Foz du Iguazu - Argentina Side

We were told that the Brazil side was "better" has it offered the best views of the falls. After a brief decision we headed to the Argentina side to do a comparison. And basically, there is no comparison, Argentina wins hands down. Apart from having an equally good view (probably better) of the falls, they had a much better railing system (we were not so crowded), much longer and many more walks through forests, better eating areas, trains and lots and lots of Coatis. For a slightly lower price as well, if anyone is thinking of going, just...

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Jul 14, 2011 - Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

After a 12 hour bus journey followed by a 36 hour bus journey we had left Chile and crossed Argentina to arrive at Iguazu Falls - wow, a natural wonder - absolutely stunning....the last of our 'wow' moments....home begins to call and the thought of our last destination; Rio!! We didn't have much time or money to explore South America so another visit is definitely on the cards - we weren't too impressed with the food but the people were lovely!!

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Mar 22, 2011 - If you thought the jungle was wet…

Iguassu Falls, 17 Mar 2011 – 2200 in Argentina Another place, more water! Only this time, it wasn’t falling from the sky, it was all around us and, voluntarily (are we crazy?) pouring down on us - more on that later. Again, this will be a two-day entry as time is running out and we are actually on our way home, so I want to finish the journal at roughly the same time as the trip ends. Let’s start with a parting look at Rio. Our pick up for the airport was scheduled for 7:30 am. After our late night at the Samba Show last night, we slept as...

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Jan 27, 2011 - Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Thursday, January 27, 2011 Our morning was free to read and relax until Stephania would meet us at 1:00 pm. I found a secluded tropical paradise connected to the hotel with a brick path shaded by many trees and shrubs. One of the park benches was a perfect place to read my book while listening to the birds. On our way to the Argentian side Stephania told us that thirty-six years ago the city of Iguaçu had a small population, no infrastructure of roads which meant driving was impossible during the rainy season when the red soil turned to...

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South America

Oct 1, 2010 - Iguazu falls

WOW. ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE. OUT OF THIS WORLD. I´ve seen quite a few waterfalls in my time, but nothing could have prepared me for Iguazu, especially devil´s throat from the Agrentinian side. An immense mass of water thundering down the rock, so fast and so powerful that´s its hard to look at. I didn´t know what to focus on most of the time, my heart was sprinting, and I was finding it hard to breathe. Completley dumbfounded by the awe of nature, my brain couldn´t quite process it! We made it to the Brazilian side from Rio on the...

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Sania´s travels...

Jun 11, 2010 - heen en weer

Na 13 uur waren we ter plaatse, eerst met een taxi opnieuw de grens met argentinie over, dan ging onze grote rugzak naar hotel en wij naar de watervallen van iguazu, aan de argentijnse kant. waarschijnlijk de meest indrukwekkende plaats van heel argentinie en een van de bekendste, meer dan 200 watervallen die zich in de diepte stortten, met woorden valt dit niet te beschrijven, binnen enkele weken ben ik terug thuis met de foto's. Dan met de bus opnieuw de grens over, nu reden we dus happyland in (aka brazilie ) 's avonds naar het huis van...

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May 30, 2010 - Notre dernier point de chute(s d'Iguazu)

9 Juin 14h: Buenos Aires - Paris. Le départ approche. On arrive à Iguazu, dernière étape avant d'arriver à Buenos Aires. Iguazu se situe à la triple frontière de l'Argentine, du Brésil et du Paraguay, et est réputée pour ses immenses chutes d'eau, visibles des côtés argentin et brésilien. C'est un petit bonus voyage pour nous et une découverte pour Maxime. En effet, comme Ariane y était déjà allée lors d'un précédent voyage au Brésil, on n'avait pas prévu ça au programme. Mais le charme et la persuasion de Maxime (engueulade Nº158) ont eu...

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May 2, 2010 - Iguazu - April 29 - May 2

April 29, 2010 We had an early flight to Iguazu this morning but at least the flight was from the nearby domestic airport in the city rather than the international one on the outskirts. The flight to Iguazu is under 2 hours and we were at the hostel and into our dorm rooms by lunchtime. We didn’t have a whole lot we wanted to do here except see the falls so we had a relaxing day at the hostel, indulging in lunch and dinner at the small restaurant and enjoying a couple of beers with it. We did find out that the water levels at the falls are...

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