07.12.2009 - 09.12.2009
Christina and I met at afternoon tea at Justo's house. I was having a conversation with someone when the cute Italian girl sat down next to me. A few minutes later we discovered that we both intended to go to Iguazu and then to Patagonia. We made the bold decision to travel together having known each other for all of 5 minutes. Was it a coincidence that she sat down next to me or was it the universe working its magic again? She and I made wonderful travel partners having so much in common.
After a short trip to Porto Alegre, Brazil for the weekend, we left Buenos Aires for our adventure. We took a flight to Iguazu and spent the night in the Argentinian side. Had we known better we would have seen Iguazu in a day/ day and a half tops rather than having 3 days there. The is very little to do in the actual towns.
The Argentinian side takes more time. You follow a train and walk along the falls.
The Brazilian side while more theme-parky has spectacular views facing the falls. The roar of the falls is deafening when you are right up next to it! You inevitably are drenched but it is welcomed in the intense heat. We took a boat ride under the falls which was fun and we were soaked!!.