Despite Iguazú Falls being one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, these incredible waterfalls are probably still not as well known as Niagara Falls or Victoria Falls, but they really should be as they are just so outstandingly beautiful, powerful and just seem so unearthly and have now featured in several blockbuster movies.
Iguazú Falls in fact are shared by two nations, Argentina and Brazil, with a side each with the Iguazu River splitting them apart.
My flight from Rio de Janeiro flew into the nearest airport to the falls which is in Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazilian side.
From the airport I got a taxi that took me over the border into Argentina (which didn’t take long at border control) and then into the small town of Puerto Iguazú where my accommodation was, ‘The Tupa Boutique Hotel‘ (see below).
A nice quaint hotel that seemed hidden behind a surrounding wall and with a pool right in the centre. Although the pool was most definitely overflowing at this point with the heavy rain pouring down!
The sky became dark with night and the flashing clouds of lightning in the distance were moving closer and closer and the rain got heavier and the wind got stronger and then the thunder rumbled and then…..powercut!
This was something that went on the whole evening, but I really do love the atmosphere and theatre of a huge thunderstorm.
For food and drink I went for a walk under the cover of an umbrella into the centre of Puerto Iguazú. Whilst I was in Argentina I made it a must-do activity to eat an Argentinian steak.
I visited a bar/restaurant that was situated on the corner of one of the main streets in the centre of this small town. The place was called ‘Bambu Resto Bar‘ and here I had an absolutely exquisite sirloin steak with a cold ‘Quilmes’ Argentinian lager. I highly recommend this place, and the staff were very friendly and even chatted to me a little.
The following morning, the weather had all cleared up, the sun was out and I had slept fantastically (although that may be due to the past days of exploring Rio de Janeiro).
It was time to get my camera, pack my fluids and a waterproof jacket and head off into the Argentine jungle and search for the majestic and wonderful Iguazú Falls, and for this I literally could follow the sounds of one of the World’s largest waterfall systems.
To be continued…….
Equipment: Canon EOS 750D w/EFS 18-55mm Lens DSLR Camera Apple iPhone 7 Accommodation: Tupa Boutique Hotel, Puerto Iguazú, Argentina Restaurants/Bars: Bambu Resto Bar, Puerto Iguazú, Argentina