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Iguazu Falls

We have been in Puerto Iguazu since last Saturday. The main reason for coming to Puerto Iguazu is to see the famous Iguazu Falls, which was one of the four must-sees for us on this entire trip. Instead of writing a super long description of what we did and what we saw, I’m going to upload some video we took from the Falls and plenty of pictures and let those speak for themselves. It’s really difficult to find the words to describe this monstronsity. If you have ever been to Niagara Falls in the States, this absolutely dwarfs them. It makes Niagara look like the faucet in a bathroom.

Iguazu was absolutely brilliant, so without further ado, here is a short video clip I took with our small point and shoot camera. This was taken at the “smaller” part of the Falls just to give you some kind of reference as to how HUGE these were.

And here are a bunch of pictures taken from around the same area. They had several hiking trails that took us to different vantage points for the falls. Again, these are of the “smaller” parts of the Falls.

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After spending the morning and first part of the afternoon hiking around the “smaller” parts of the Falls, it was on to the most popular area after lunch,
Garganta del Diablo (The Devil’s Throat). Again, the pictures and video tell the best story here. It was deafeningly loud, and to think that this was a natural phenomena was just amazing.

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Obviously the Falls themselves were amazing, but the entire week was great, too.  The hostel we stayed in was fantastic.  We had air conditioning, which was a necessity since it was 90+ degrees, and a nice pool to chill out in.  We met some great people, including the wonderful owners of our hostel (Hostel Residencial Uno) and their absolutely adorable litter of seven 5-week old puppies running around everywhere.

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All in all, it was a great week.

Now we are in Buenos Aires.  We just checked into the apartment that we will call home for the next month.  It is very nice to have our own place, complete with a kitchen and full refrigerator that is all ours.  It’s going to be great to settle down for a while, unpack our bags, put the backpacks away, hang our clothes up, and just feel a little normal for a while.

Our computer is also working great here, so we will be able to update often.  So until then…

~Adam

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