Life Is But a Dream – Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Now that the fall chill is actually starting to hit, I’m thinking back to our incredible summer adventures and the amazing “winter” weather we encountered in Argentina.  We got up in the middle of the night to catch a crazy early flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls, departing from the surprisingly nice Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.  After a 2 hour nap on a brand new plane, we arrived and went straight to the Sheraton, the only hotel inside the national park.  We couldn’t believe our eyes when we stepped outside on the terrace to grab a seat for breakfast – the falls were, literally, right there! The sun was high and it was warming up fast, we got some color while enjoying our cappuccinos and watching the vultures circle the falls for their breakfast.

Since there isn’t much else to do in Iguazu but take in the falls, we decided to make the most of it.  We did the “hiking” trails to stand in front of and beside the falls, took a crazy boat ride INTO the falls and another lazy boat ride along the top of the falls.  The boat ride into the falls put the poor Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls to shame. In good o’l Latin American style, the ride was at your own risk… after a few leisurely minutes and photo op in the water, cameras (and clothes) were sealed off in waterproof bags and off we went! I don’t know how close we actually got to the falls  because I was struggling to breathe and definitely couldn’t see but I do know that the water pressure was so strong, I could easily have fallen overboard and died if I wasn’t holding on so tight.  It was amazing.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Strangely calm river over the falls, the water levels rose by 4 meters this year, wiping out the famous “Garganta del Diablo” trail and covering most vegetation

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

Iguazu Falls, Argentina via youmademelikeyou.com

 

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