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Iguazu Falls

Lots of water

sunny 25 °C

We caught an overnight bus to Foz do Iguazu, which was actually really comfortable. We dropped our stuff off and headed straight out to this waterfall we had heard all about.

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The devils throat - from a helicopter

It was massive. Hundreds of waterfalls making one huge noise and a lot of spray!

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Where all this water comes from!

There was a real end of the world feeling to this place. Both Argentina and Brazil share this impressive site and they've made it so accessible you can get right up close and personal with it.

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Us getting very wet!

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The second day in and around the falls we crossed the border into Argentina to get a better overview of the thing. Even though the water was deafening, in volume terms it was pretty low. We walked along the walkway so we could practically hang over the edge, our guide then pointed out how high the water is normally and how high it can get. Scarey. We would have been nearly underwater.... it must be breathtaking when that amount of water is rushing under your feet and cascading over the edge. It rammed home the devastating effect water can have when it gets a move on.

Further down the river we hoped on board a speed boat and crusied towards the falls. Only wearing pants and a rain jacket, we roared into the mist and white water above us. The pounding water knocked us about and we froze as the cold water soaked us in seconds...

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You can just make out the boat - we got soaked!!!

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Very end of the world feeling!

Posted by nicdavid 00:51 Archived in Brazil

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