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Day 371 Puerto Iguazu, Argentina: Falls of Iguaza (Argentina)

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After the complimentary breakfast which was really worth the extra money, I hauled my black market looking back pack and hit the border. At ten o’clock, there were thousands of people already streaming across the long bridge that connected with Brazil. I found the immigration office and was surprised that it was empty. Just one lady and her stamp. I was the only one out of thousands an hour who was doing the immigration thing. Just insane, as there were officers all over the place and Brazil is supposedly clamping down on the black market.

I caught the bus to Argentina that would take us through the Brazilian city of Foz de Iguazu, and where concurrently I made the mistake of getting off thinking it was Argentina’s immigration office and looking for my entry stamp. The guy finally basically threw me out and that is where I looked up to see the Brazilian flag and noticed my mistake. After another bus and the right immigration, I was in Argentina once again.

A block from the bus terminal was the main hostel so I just went their right off the bat as I just needed a place to drop my bags for the night as I went to do the falls thing and planned on being out the next day.

The Iguazu falls are a huge row of falls outsizing Niagra by quite a bit. They were not as tall as Angel Falls in Venezuela (the highest in the world), but pretty damn impressive. The falls are split between Brazil and Argentina. You almost have to visit both sides as the Argentina side gets you the up close and personal with miles of walk ways that take you up to and down some of the falls. Brazil on the other hand gave you the whole perspective shot so you could see the extensiveness of the falls in one shot.

My mission for that day was to get the Argentinian side out of the way. The girl at the desk said to a lot about five hours. I had a little less than that, but with my hiking skills I figured I could be in and out in around four. I was correct. Although the falls were fairly impressive, it was low season for water and it just did not have the pop that I thought it would have. Also, I missed the last boat that took you to this little island that gave you a closer look at some of the falls, so I was actually done quite early. The park is heavily used so it is managed really well. Definitely not a roughing experience. Overall, still pretty worth while.

Back at the hostel they were having a bbq night, so pretty everybody staying there came for the sit down dinner. It was the perfect way to meet up with a bunch of other people. I made friends with some Colombian’s, two brothers Pablo and Matteus, and their friend Natalia. They were all from Bogota, a place that I really liked, so we got along really well. The brothers were fluent in English and Portuguese as well, so it helped with the conversations in the Gringo hostel. They spoke Spanish amongst themselves, so it allowed me to keep my learning up. Natalia was kind of shy of her English so she didn’t talk so much that first night. Everyone ended up going out to a club and I didn’t make it back to the hostel until 4am.

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2 responses to “Day 371 Puerto Iguazu, Argentina: Falls of Iguaza (Argentina)”

  1. Pablo Rabelo says:

    Hi Steve! Great pics and great travel memories website you ve got here! I need an e-mail address (or messenger) to keep in touch with you and send you some pics from our journey in Iguazu. I also want you to recall that we will be honored to welcome you in our place in Bogota whenever you come back.

    IŽll expect some news from you.

    Have a nice trip across the world!

    Pablo

  2. Pablo Rabelo says:

    Hi Steve! Great pics and great travel memories website you ve got here! I need an e-mail address (or messenger) to keep in touch with you and send you some pics from our journey in Iguazu. I also want you to recall that we will be honored to welcome you in our place in Bogota whenever you come back.

    IŽll expect some news from you.

    Have a nice trip across the world!

    Pablo