Day 26 – Friday 2nd November 2018
By plane – 2360 kms/1472 miles
By public transport – 125 kms/80 miles
By foot – 12 kms / 7.36 miles
Steps taken – 17,385
So yesterday wasn’t our final destination after all. Today we decided to skip one more border and visit Brazil.
We had come all this way to see the Iguazú Falls so the Argentinian side was not enough. We wanted to experience them all over again. So we did, but this time from Brazil.
We set of by bus again and hit the border within 10 mins. Same routine as per usual took place…we all left the bus on the Argentinian side, went in to border control, got stamped, jumped back on the bus, drove 5 minutes, hit the Brazil side, jumped off the bus, went in to border control, got stamped, everyone back on the bus and we were officially in Brazil.
Now I must say here it was a slick enough process and it appeared easier to get through border control than entering Iguazú Falls on the Brazil side…it was mobbed, there were people and queues everywhere, once in though it got better.
So here we were at the Falls again. From the Brazil side we got the most amazing panoramic views, the picture postcard view. It was breathtaking and impossible to take a bad photo here.
This waterfall is taller than Niagara and wider than Victoria…I can’t stress how huge it is!
It has the greatest annual flow of water in the world and standing here today you could see the volume pushing it’s way through.
Iguazú translates from the native Indian language meaning “Big Water”…good description I’d say.
It has featured in many a movie from Mr Magoo to Indiana Jones…when here you can see why!
Once again we watched mesmerised by this huge U-shaped formation pounding the water below in raging cascades with deafening intensity.
No wonder this is one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
This Statue of Frederico Engel sits outside the falls. He lived in and around the Falls during the early part of the 20th century. The central plaque suggests that he was keen that the Falls should not be in private hands….and thank goodness for that as this amazing natural waterfall should be seen by all!
We also got to see some more wildlife….and pesky mosquitos, just aswell we got our yellow fever injection then or there might have been the bleeding from the eyes and the zombie look happening!
But none of these!!
So tonight we leave from Puerto Iguazú to Buenos Aires on the the 10.45pm flight.
We flew through a lightening storm. This went on for ages. It was stunning to watch the sky being light up brightly with flashes of light and seeing the stars…again nature performs.
Tried taking photos this is what was captured at 30,000ft but doesn’t do it justice
If only our airline had performed to the same standard. I’m going to name and shame here but we flew with Latham Airlines tonight, our 3rd flight with them in 4 days. Every single flight with them we have had delays totalling 5 hours.
Every other airline has been on time.
So tonight meant we never arrived into our hotel until after 2am.
Maybe I should add in a penguin photo here to gentle the mood!