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If you are looking.. by aidand   (Show all posts)
Colin Murphy
2019-12-06 17:28:49
"A mere morsel of the vast Iguazu spectacle..." from Colin Murphy Contract pics
Picture: A mere morsel of the vast Iguazu spectacle... (Contract pics)
Too beautiful for words...
On a recent trip to Argentina, we took a flight from Buenos Aires to visit one of nature's greatest sights - The Iguazu Falls, which are shared between Argentina and Brazil. I've heard the Brazil side is the better viewing point, but frankly, that's hard to imagine. Getting there involves a bus journey to the National Park from the local town of Puerto Iguazu which takes about 30 minutes. Unfortunately it is not possible to walk to the largest single waterfall - Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat), but an open sided train conducts you most of the way, (about 5-6km) and then you walk a further 1.5km along a series of tracks and metal footbridges linking islands in the vast Iguazu River. Garganta del Diablo is truly spectacular - about the size of Niagara in itself, and flowing into a verdant basin that is surrounded on three sides by countless other smaller waterfalls - it is truly difficult to turn away from the sight. But it gets better! Returning to the National Park, you can explore a network of trails that lead to a different section of the falls, and you can follow footbridges from one fall to the next. This section if indescribably beautiful - like having a glimpse into paradise! Had two days here and wished we'd stayed a week to fully explore all the forest track and countless views of nature at it finest.
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