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Speechless- incredible Iguazu

Words can't express

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We woke at 7.30 am to walk along the falls before the crowds arrived after 9 am.

When we arrived last night we thought that what we had seen was the falls. In actual fact, that was only a small section of them. The falls are actually made up of numerous falls and we walked for an hour along the river looking across at them. At the far end of the walk was the part called 'The Devil's Throat' where the most intense falls are. Somehow they have built a walkway out over the falls so you can stand at a point where the water drops away!! The wind generated by the falls above the point is so strong that water is being blown everywhere and we ended up quite wet. Fortunately I'd read about this and had a big plastic ziplock bag to put my camera in!

Once back at the hotel, we went to have our buffet breakfast which is included with the room. Such a great range of good food and fresh juice.

We continue to enjoy our stay here, the staff are amazing. After breakfast, we sat by the pool for a few hours and the staff brought around towels and then fresh fruit and juice... Such a treat. The pool is huge and slightly heated so even I got in!! It's also so humid that you can work up a sweat just sitting there reading so we hopped in and out the whole time. AJ and EJ also had a hit of the volleyball on the court there. We've all been wearing the complimentary Havianas (thongs) provided- something I'd planned to buy in Rio anyway so that was a nice treat.

Due to having a late breakfast, we decided to combine lunch and dinner at 4.30 pm (in Chile a meal eaten at that time of day is called 'once'- pronounced 'on-say') and then go for another walk as all the day visitors had gone. Finally the weather cleared after a couple of hours' rain. We had hoped to take the 'full moon' tour to the falls this evening but unfortunately it was too cloudy for them to run it so instead we went to have some dessert at the cafe/bar. The wait staff are getting to know us and brought EJ and I gifts of sets of cute wooden drink stirrers with carved colourful native birds on the ends of them.

Right now we are all reading, ready for bed. Tomorrow we head to the Argentinian side of the falls.

Posted by sonjamcf 04:59 Archived in Brazil

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