Iguazu Falls, Taxis and Alcohol

Paraguay & Argentina
05/19/16-05/22/16

FullSizeRender (2)Three corners of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Paraguay-mapAsuncion to Ciudad del Este- to Argentina.

FullSizeRender (1)Asuncion, Paraguay. El Dizan Resto-bar- our first meal consisting of beer and pizza (?) You might be surpised that pizza is actually very popular here.

Iguazú Falls

“It’s hard to imagine that I saw the most beautiful thing I will ever see in my life today.” -quote from a man we met at our Guest House after he returned from Iguazu Falls.

Iguazu Falls was declared one of the seven natural wonders of the world in 2011. It was an awe-aspiring, mind-blowing two days that we spent at the National Park. The falls were discovered in 1542 by by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and in 1934 the National Park was created on the Argentine side. The falls span between Brazil and Argentina; approximately 2.7km long and 270 individual falls. They were formed on the rim of the basaltic Paraná Plateau, Serra Geral Formation about 132 million years ago, in an enormous volcanic eruption.

G0270418A view from the southeast upper trail. It is like the land before time- Jurassic Park on steriods. You expect to see a t-rex at any moment.

G0180319Tim and I after a completely soaked boat tour that takes you in to some of the falls.

G0280419The walking trails are incredible. To imagine construction workers installing these massive concrete piers into a fast-flowing river, and then building these amazing suspended bridges is mind-boggling to me. How did they do this? There were so many trails that took us to the edge of the waterfalls, where everything just drops. I was in awe, to say the least.

DCIM100GOPROG0140222.Headed in to the falls.

FullSizeRender (3)Caipirinhas are Brazil’s national drink, but also taste amazing in Argentina. Puerto Iguazu.

FullSizeRender (5)Argentine wine.

FullSizeRender (6)Cachafaz Alfajores- a God-sent Argentine sweet.

FullSizeRender (7)Our daily routine of googling, booking and trying to figure out how we are going to get to wherever we are trying to go – with a drink. Iguazu Guest House.

FullSizeRender (6)Headed to Buenos Aires on 5/22. Iguazu Airport.

We have been on “the road” now for a week. It seems like it’s been almost impossible to get anything written down. Wine, steak and walking seem to have consumed our traveling life. I may have gained a pound- OK, two pounds by now…

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One thought on “Iguazu Falls, Taxis and Alcohol

  1. Emily,

    Looks like an incredible start to your adventure! This brings back so many memories of my time at Iguazu Falls in 2010- we were also able to get a private boat to take us under the falls…it’s one of the most exhilarating feelings! I’m also impressed you made it to Paraguay- while living in South America it’s one of the few countries I couldn’t make it to. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful thoughts and photos. We lived in Buenos Aires while in South America- hope you were able to take a Supercama bus there. I can’t wait to see more of your adventures!

    Cheers! With a Caipirinha, of course,
    -Avik

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