The Brazilian Side

January 6, 2010 - 3:09 pm 2 Comments

Another coach with a guide who spoke mostly Spanish. After a painless border crossing back into Brazil and a short drive, we were at the falls.

The Brazilian side offers panoramic views of the falls on the other side of the Iguassu River. The views are partly obscured by foliage, and the experience isn’t quite as immersive as it is on the Argentina side, but the falls from any vantage point are impressive.

Rainbow at Iguazu

Rainbow on the Iguassu River

The walkway furthest upstream takes you out into the middle of the river near the base of the falls. It was really hot, and the windy mist felt amazing.

Walkway at Salto Floriano

Salto Floriano

Mist at Salto Floriano

Rainbow at Salto Floriano

Gog and I agree that Iguazu Falls is the highlight of our trip so far. Do both sides for the complete experience. Apparently, there is a local campaign to vote for Iguazu Falls as one of the new seven wonders of nature. It definitely deserves a vote.

The rest of the day consisted of a meat-filled buffet lunch and a stop at a place that advertised itself as the best duty-free shop in the world. It was definitely big, but there were certainly no deals to be had on electronics or clothes or alcohol. A waste of time.

Want Some Meat?

In a few minutes, we’re off to the airport to catch a flight down to Buenos Aires. After a week of sweltering heat in Brazil and Iguazu Falls, Gog and I are looking forward to some relaxation, finding some nightlife, and meeting people who speak English.

    2 Responses to “The Brazilian Side”

  1. Simon Says:

    Check out “Club 69” in BA. A little weird, but surely memorable.

  2. Jeff Says:

    Running a few days behind on the blogging, now in Ushuaia.

    Good news is that we went to Club 69! Interesting experience… 🙂

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