I take a night bus to join Francois who left a day before me in Iguazu. The Iguazu Falls are on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Tourists go to Iguazu to admire what many consider the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
Francois found a hostel in Puerto Iguazu, the city on the Argentinian side. The hostel is really nice. They even have a pool. On the other hand, the music is unbelievable. They only spend the old rotten techno of the nineties. Francois took advantage of his first day here to learn how to do Caipirinha with a Brazilian met at the hostel. I am greeted with a good glass of fresh: Cachaca, lime and sugar with ice cream, delicious!
Falls on the Brazilian side
The next day, we leave to see the falls of the Brazilian side. We were told that the Argentine side was the best, so we keep it to the end. It’s a bit of a hassle to go there. The bus drops us at the border post without waiting for us and we have to wait for the next one to continue. We finally arrive at the falls. On the Brazilian side we have an incredible panoramic view. It’s hard to believe that it can be even better for the Argentinian side.
For statistics, the Iguazu falls are 275 waterfalls forming a front of about 2.5 kilometers. The highest of them reaches 90 meters in height. Suffice to say that we take full view. In the evening, we walk a little in Puerto Iguazu, the city is small and there is not much activity, only a concert of a group of the corner, in the street, a little kind Carlos has the clearance sale of Lomme.
The falls on the Argentine side
The next day, on the Argentine side, it’s really even more impressive. A passage built on the top of the river allows us to arrive just above the biggest fall, the Garganta del Diablo. We do not even see the bottom of the waterfall so there is a stir. Other paths allow us to see the falls in all their seams and we cross lots of exotic animals. We are lucky, the weather is good, which allows us to see tens of rainbows in the waterfalls.