We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharial Nehru
We almost didn’t put Iguazu on our itinerary when we booked our internal flights throughout Argentina, and what a mistake that would have been if we didn’t. Between the glaciers of El Calafate and the waterfalls of Iguazu it’s hard to choose which one we enjoyed most, as they were both equally impressive. If you come to Iguazu you don’t really need a guide, just get a map when you enter the national park. It’s pretty self explanatory and hard to get lost. We walked through trails that lead us to view after view, angle after angle of the many waterfalls there were to see. It was like God opened the faucet extra hard these days. We saw monkeys and birds, armadillos and even coaties everywhere that steal your food if you aren’t careful. The day was clear of any clouds and the sun filled the mist with rainbows. The Argentinian side of the falls has the best walks and views of most of the waterfalls but the Brazilian side has the front view of the biggest fall called La Garganta del Diablo. Also on the Brazilian side you can take a ten minute helicopter ride over the falls which is something I was really looking forward to doing but being an American I am unable to pass to the Brazilian side without a visa. Instead we took a boat ride to the base of the falls that covered us with water which was well worth it. What an exhilarating feeling. We took as many pictures of the falls as we could but it was hard to capture the essence and life of the falls in pictures so we also took as many videos as possible. Later I will post some of the videos when I have time to put them together. So don’t forget your camera if you come to Iguazu, you won’t regret it. Iphones, Ipods, and Ipads do NOT qualify as a camera, as we saw many people with them today.