Heat and falling water
19.10.2007 - 23.10.2007 30 °C
Arrived in Puerto Iguazu, and were met by extreme heat - lovely! The town was a decent little place, and we found an appartment for $20, which was ok.
At one point, we were walking back from town, and the road was being resurfaced near our place. They had simply poured liquid tar on the road. Alan foolishly decided he could cross it in flip-flops, which was a total failure. The flip-flops got stuck in the tar, broke, and left him walking barefoot across tar. His feet were completely black afterwards, resurfaced like the road - it was starting to look like he would never need shoes again, as he had built in rubber soles...
Luckily, the hotel owner had some cleaning spirits which got rid of the tar - relief.
For a few days it rained really hard. We stayed in doors mostly, watched the rugby final (SHIT). Luckily, the weather did clear up a bit so we could go to the falls - we did the Brazilian side. And they were truly amazing. Huge falls, in the shape of a half moon - apparantly around 2-3 km across. The falls are made up of at least 275 seperate cascades, som up to 82 meters in height. They are much larger than for example Niagara in North America. At first entry, we got a great look at one side of the falls.
Next, we walked along a path through the jungle, here we saw some coatis - nose bears I call them. Really cute.
Also, there were a ton of cool bugs, in all shapes and colours.
At the end of the path, we arrived at the Devil's throat - the largest single fall here. It was huge, we got soaked by the spray and the sound was deafening. Very humbling experience.
After this great trip, on the 23rd we caught a bus on to Salta.