Journey To Iguazu Falls

Last modified on August 29th, 2013

Photo by Gerdschenkel on Wikipedia

This is my last blog entry until next week most likely. Friday afternoon I’m packing up some of my stuff and getting on a plane to Puerto Iguazu, a small city right on the edge of some of the nicest waterfalls in the world, Iguazu Falls. This will be my first real trip from Buenos Aires, and the first time getting on a plane again since I arrived.

To say that I’m looking forward to this trip would be an understatement. Ever since I saw my first photo of the falls a few months ago, I’ve been anxiously awaiting my chance to see them. So this weekend I’ll finally get my chance.

Iguazu Falls is located in northern Argentina, right on the border of Brazil. You can see the approximate location in the map on the left.

I’m catching a plane around 3:30pm Argentina time and flying for a little less than two hours. From the airport it’ll hopefully be a relatively short cab ride to the hotel from the airport. I’m just going to lay low Friday night, and will probably find a nice restaurant to just chill for a bit. On Saturday I’ll spend the majority of the day over at the falls, and possibly even a bit on Sunday. I fly back to Buenos Aires in the early afternoon on Sunday, and should be back home around 6pm or so.

Because I’ll be spending the whole weekend mostly around water, I’m not going to bring my laptop or iPad most likely. I’ll bring my iPhone in case of emergencies, but other than a camera or two, will be mostly technology less.

I’ll post photos from my trip on Sunday night or Monday – hopefully they are as impressive as the falls!

Update – here’s my trip write-up after visiting Iguazu Falls.

5 responses to “Journey To Iguazu Falls”

  1. gusf says:

    To say I’m jealous is an under estimate! Have a fantastic trip and I look forward to your photos and reading about the experience.

  2. Tyler says:

    Do you have some sorta water-proof case for the camera? Robyn’s dad went recently to Iguazu and said the mist from the falls as he took the little boat tour towards them. He also went up along some shoreline path and such at another point or something? Anyway.. I’m sure you’ll have awesome photos to upload afterwards!

  3. Tyler says:

    Wow.. i must have forgotten a sentence or two.. oh well.. hopefully you got the jest of it

  4. Henry Lee says:

    As Tyler mentions, one can get a closer and deeper “into” the falls from the Argentinian side with a number of paths that lead down to the water. In fact, Duane may get to see the waterfalls named “Adam” and “Eve” (Salto Adán, Salto Eva)! The Brazilian side is generally “higher and dryer”, although there is one path in particular that leads you much closer and “lower” into the Devil’s Mouth (re. The thing to emphasize is that the falls can appear entirely different from the Argentinian or Brazilian sides.

    Good trip, Duane, and I’m also looking forward to reading about your adventure and seeing your photos!

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