I know that this post is nearly a month late, and I’m sorry. I felt that I couldn’t give a post worthy of Iguazu Falls without showing pictures- and I just didn’t have the time to upload all of them until now!
So let’s start from the beginning. Iguazu Falls (or Foz de Iguasu, in Spanish). Iguazu Falls lies on the tri-border of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. I went there with my friend and fellow intern from Fundación Paraguaya, Polina. Her mother, Natalia, came with us. They are both incredibly amazing people and I’m really lucky to have had such an amazing experience with them.
Iguazu Falls was my first experience in Brazil!!!! Though I was only there for one day, I still got my passport stamped, and I got change in Reals (the Brazilian currency)- that’s proof enough for me that I was there!
There are two sides to Iguazu Falls- The Brazil side, and the Argentina side. Many people say that with the Brazil side there is a better view, and that with the Argentina side there are ‘more things to do.’ Most prefer Brazil. Before going, I didn’t really understand what that meant, or what ‘more things to do’ meant for Argentina. I almost didn’t end up going to the Argentinian side because after the first day in Brazil, I felt that I had seen enough.
I am SO glad that I chose to go to the Argentina side, because I ended up liking it more. While Brazil has a really beautiful panoramic view of the falls, there ARE more ‘things to do’ in Argentina- and by that I mean, ‘more waterfalls to see.’ First off, the view from the top of these waterfalls that you get in Argentina is absolutely breathtaking. I felt that I was literally at the end of the world. It is an experience I will never forget. Second, there are so many different waterfalls to see in Argentina, in so many varying ways. My other favorite experience was standing right in front of a massive waterfall with Polina, laughing hysterically with sheer joy at being alive- another moment I will never forget.
The best part about Iguazu Falls is that I got to experience every aspect of a waterfall that I had never thought imaginable- I saw the falls in a Panoramic view– hanging off the top of a massive waterfall, staring down below– standing two feet away from a waterfall 1,000 times the size of me, watching it cascading down… it was truly an unbelievable experience– but I won’t say anymore. You can see it for yourself HERE!
One enticing picture:
I also thought I would include some tips on how to navigate yourself around Iguazu Falls (i.e. not paying a visa to get into Brazil, etc.). Check them out below if you plan on going sometime soon.
Hope you all enjoy and much love friends!