We have spent the last two days visiting the Iguazzu Falls and it has been spectacular! First we did the Argentinian side at Puerto Iguazzu. We had an early start after a not very good night sleep due to some very loud snoring from an Argentinian man. Not ideal but we soon forgot about it due to our excitement! We arrived at the park at 9am and hopped onto a train that took us straight to the devils throat of the falls. We walked along footpaths above the water for about 800m until we saw it. Incredible amounts of water it was insane. You get so close as well it was a good job we had our rain coats!
So that was already spectacular enough but the scenery was just completely amazing everywhere. We saw so many birds, loads of really pretty blue onesand a tucan! I didn't get my camera out quick enough for it though unfortunetly. Loads of really pretty butterflies and these weird things called coaties I think that looked abit like ant eaters and were constantly searching for food.
The park was so big we walked around it for about 6 hours. There were waterfalls everywhere and we got a boat that took us to the island in the middle called san martin and we saw more waterfalls. I'm not going to lie, I thin we both took enough photos of waterfalls for the rest of our lives but it was incredible!
We got the bus back to our hostel to pick up our luggage and then headed over to Foz du Iguazzu which is in Brazil. The bus sort of dropped us off in the middle of no where and once again Will and I hadn't done an awful lot of research so werent very sure where to head. Luckily though a guy who saw us looking a little lost told us that he could show us his hostel and the supermarket etc so we headed off with him. The hostel was half an hour away but in prime position 2 minutes walk to the falls and 5 min bus from the airport! Perfect for oir flight to Rio. After a quick bite to eat it was time for an early night as we were shatttttttered!
Another early start and we headed out for day 2 of the falls! This side was completely different. A lot smaller to begin with but with beautiful panoramic views of the falls. You could stand there forever taking photos and admiring the views. This side only took a couple of hours so afterwards we headed to a duty free shop on the border of argentina and brazil and for an hour or two I forgot I was travelling and bought some expensive make up, chocolates and really nice sun cream. Perfect way to end a perfect couple of days!
Rio tomorrow! Very excited! And 2 weeks tomorrow we will be off to New Zealand! Where's the time gone?!