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Mez’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007

Location: Iguazu Falls, Brazil

MapOMG! The falls are spectacular. So HUGE, so amazing, one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. The pics just don´t do it justice.
Arrived in the town of Foz do Iguacu in the morning after a gruelling overnight bus journey (not my favourite mode of transportation) and after dropping off our bags it was off to the Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian border. There are 275 seperate waterfalls, apparently only about 25% are on the Brazilian side of the border (with Argentina), but it was spectacular nonetheless. Spent the entire day walking through the nature reserve where the falls were located and saw some awesome views of the falls. Took about a million photos.
Next it was the Argentinian side of the border (happy to say I got yet another stamp on my passport!) where 75% of the falls are located. Once again, there were magnificent views of the falls, least of all the Devils Mouth which is the biggest fall of them all! A massive amount of water cascading into one of the biggest falls ever. You can see the Devils Mouth from Brazil, but you stand right over it in Argentina!! Was sooooo freakin awesome!!!!
Caught a speedboat into some of the falls, got soaked and got some cool pics. Sooooo much fun! Then, after wandering around in the heat for what seemed like ages for loads more pics, we boarded a little raft and drifted along some of the rivers that made up these spectacular falls we were so fortunate to see. There are about 275 seperate falls, all of which were truly gorgeous. So amazing, a must-see for anyone. I met a woman who had been to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe who said that Vic Falls just didn´t compare. Glad to hear seeing as I didn´t have a chance to make my way there when I was in Africa :-)
Soooooo freakin awesome!!!!! Soooo beautiful, and it was all surrounded by National Parks so its all being properly protected and will be as spectacular in years to come.
Wished I could have seen more of Argentina, maybe next time I make my way down to South America.
Cheers guys
Mez
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