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Jun 28, 2004 - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

After spending all day to get from Bonito to Foz do Iguaçu, by foot, bus, taxi, plane, and shuttle, we visited the spectacular Cataratas do Iguaçu (Iguaçu Falls). The waterfalls are by far the most impressive I´ve ever seen, and is one of the natural wonders of the world. The falls are the result of the Rio Iguaçu in Brazil passing over a basaltic plateau that ends abruptly just east of the confluence with the Paraná. Subsequent erosion has created the canyon downstream of the waterfalls. Before falling up to 80 meters, the river divides...

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May 14, 2004 - Off to Iguazu and Las Tres Fronteras

I don't know what to say..... I was not blown away like I was hopeing to be with the Falls. I will comment more though when I add photos. Maybe that will help my enthusiasm. I guess I was just expecting more. Maybe I was thinking of Victoria Falls in Africa???

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Feb 21, 2004 - Over the border, into Brazil to see Iguazu Waterfalls!

Arrived after a 19 hour bus journey (!) and spent just 5 hours visiting the falls. Yet on our way we did encounter a rather infuriating situation. My (Sam) was nicked along with my bag, so therefore was carrying a brand spanking new one, which didn't have a entry stamp in it. Thus,whilst trying to exit through the Argentinian border into Brazil, instead of the officials apologising for my misfortune, the bastards fined me!! That's right, they fined me for getting robbed in their own country!! I was more than a little upset and harsh words...

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Sep 23, 2003 - Iguaçu Falls and Iguazu Falls (text)

3 SEPT -- 8 SEPT Iguaçu, Iguazu and Itaipu When Eleanor Roosevelt visited Iguaçu Falls in the 1950s, she remarked, "Poor Niagara!" I have never seen Niagara - the Great Falls of the Potomac is the only comparison I can make. If Iguaçu is a waterfall, Great Falls is a drippy faucet. Watch the movie "The Mission" and you get a sense of this place. The Guarini Indians named these falls `Iguaçu' -- "Big Water." But "big" is an understatement: every second, 1.2 million liters of the Rio Iguaçu falls from 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe...

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Aug 9, 2003 - The bigger they come the harder they fall(s)

We decided not to hang around in Corrientes and got a bus to Puerto Iguassu the following night. We were starting to get the hang of sleeping on night buses by now. It takes a bit of practice but there actually comes a stage when you are so exhausted that you could probably fall asleep on a loud speaker in a club. Puerto Iguassu is home to the famous Iguassu Falls and we decided to head straight out to the national park when we arrived. The falls themselves didn't disappoint, they are spectacular and we both agreed that they were one of the...

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