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Oct 26, 2007 - Iguazu Falls and a day trip to Brazil

When most people think of huge waterfalls, I suspect they are most likely to think of Niagara Falls or the Victoria Falls, and probably not Iguazu Falls. Now, we have not seen either of those, but having spent the last couple of days at Iguazu, Niagara and Victoria would have to be pretty spectacular to compete. Iguazu is split between Argentina and Brazil and is set amongst 2100sq km of national park. The climate is sub tropical and it is very easy to reach the falls from either country. We couldn't fail to notice the huge contrast...

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Aug 23, 2007 - White-Out

Monday 20.08.07 While trying to get a visa sorted to visit Paraguay, i discovered that this was the final day i was allowed to stay in Brasil. Facing a fine somewhere over US$800 if the visa lapsed, i quickly extended my Brasilian visa for US$35 with about 15 minutes to spare before the Federal Police closed for the day. Finding myself once again donating money to bureaucracy in South America, I'll take this opportunity to tell the tale of this country's currency. Brasil's currency story reminds us that big does not always mean better,...

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Aug 18, 2006 - Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Our day started fine but we managed to make what should have been a straight forward border crossing into a drawnout stressy affair. We had a wonderful buffet breakfast in our hotel and then after a little delay with phone calls home etc, we caught a local bus to the border. On the bus we discovered that Lia and Graham had both lost their Brazilian immigration cards...not much we could do but see what happenned. The bus dropped us at the border and we marched into the immigration office. Myself and Linda got stamped out of Brazil with ease...

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Trip Journal

Linda and Donal 2006

Apr 1, 2006 - Iguazu Falls

I arrived here about noon...my hotel was not my favorite but clean and convenient to the center of town where I can walk to have dinner. It seems to be sadly in need of a facelift...the there is the issue of the 'smell'of the tropics. I gues I am truly a desert girl! Notwithstanding the beach...I don't have enough patience to sit on a beach even if there was one...everything seems to smell like the inside of a dirty tennis shoe. Not very charitable but I kind of feel that way about hot and humid anyway OK, it was time for an attitude...

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Jan 15, 2006 - Argentina: Iguazu National Park

We have booked into a very nice hotel in a tropical setting at the edge of the Iguazu National Park. We were greeted at our room by Iguanus roaming past our window. The park itself is were the Iguazu falls straddle the Argentine and Brazilian border and we were looking forward to seeing them. We have visited the park 3 times in all, one because they cover a really large area and also because they are amazing. A series of paths takes you up real close to the falls were you get soaked by the spray. In the park roam loads of wildlife, we have...

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Aug 3, 2005 - Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

OH MY GOD. absulutely amazing. The waterfalls are just so powerful and neverending and just indescribable. Nothing I can say would justify their beauty. i hope the pictures can do them some justice. We have so many amazing pics it was hard to decide which onesto put. but we'll show them all later i spose. The jungle was so neat even though we didn't see any jaguars like we were warned about! but we did see cool birds and big rodent type things. and tons of hummingbirds and butterflies. -k It is a truly mystical place that kind of turns you...

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Jun 16, 2005 - Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina & Brazil.

The Iguazu and Iguacu wateralls, or Cataratas, were quality. One the most amazing sights of the whole trip. They are so big and impressive its hard to describe and so hopefully the photos do them some justice. Everyone had a great old time. Even Scott, despite getting a double soaking as the tourist boat was driven under one of the waterfalls twice ! We all thoroughly recommend it to anyone who fancies themselves as a waterfall enthusiast.

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Mar 8, 2005 - Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Falls are one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Imagine a huge and tranquil lake set among a lush jungle, in the middle of the lake is a long cliff creating thousands of waterfalls. Some waterfalls are thundering football fields of vertical water that send mist hundreds of feet into the air. Others are thin ribbons of water falling onto vegetation below. When first witnessing them you are struck by the shear number of falls and the overall beauty of the setting. It is difficult to imagine nature more dramatic. At the end of the...

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