Iguazu, Iguacu or Iguassu?
Trip Start May 01, 2010
60Trip End Oct 19, 2010
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(Apologies in advance for this paragraph, as it may sound like a combination of Lonely
Planet meets David Attenbrough)
It was all worth it in the end though, as the falls took our breath away
What was such a great day, however, could have gone very wrong (for Mason.) After crossing the border and arriving at the Puerto Iguazu bus terminal with no Argentine Peso’s to our name, we were glad that the woman at the bus terminal agreed to sell us our bus tickets to the falls as well as providing us with the Peso’s necessary for entrance to the park. However, upon arrival at the park entrance, Mason realised he had in fact, no Pesos and had been “Real Hustled”. After a generous donation and a pointless purchase to get change
in Pesos, he/we eventually managed to scrape together the 85 Pesos required for entry
After quite a tiring day, trailing behind Argentine OAPs, all of us needed a slap up meal. As we were back in Brazil for the evening, we decided that this time we would splash out (£6) on the traditional Churrascaria. Having various cuts of delicious meat (minus the chicken hearts) delivered to your table on a hot skewer over and over again was our idea of heaven. Having them delivered by a creepy Brazilian man was not.
The next day we had the easier task of visiting the Brazilian side of the falls. After seeing what the Argentine side had to offer, we doubted whether the Brazilian side would be able to match it. We were pleasantly surprised by the more panoramic view of the scenery we had
seen the previous day, as well as the unexpected chance to practically walk under the falls, getting wetter than you would in most Brazilian showers. The Coati, a native South American creature, ran amok throughout the park scavenging food, and even trying to steal a tourist’s camera from his table! The Oriental enthusiasm for photography also got in our way many times during the day.
In summary of this ridiculously long blog, Iguazu Falls is an amazing place, worthy of its status as a natural wonder of the world..... but you probably didn’t need us to tell you that!
Next up The Pantanal!
See you in Hanoi!