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Garganta Del Diablo – The Devil’s Throat
Hi there, this is the second stage of my two week trip around Argentina with my partner Daniela.
I knew from my research and many conversations with others who had been that the Iguazu Falls was meant to be one Argentina’s must-see highlights, though one which was perhaps second to the Perito Moreno glacier. I’m happy to say the falls blew me away and for me were definitely on a par with the glacier in terms of sheer awesomeness.
For those who don’t know, the falls can be viewed from both Argentina and Brazil with each country giving very different perspectives. On the Argentinian side, you’re very much in & amongst the many falls, whilst on the Brazilian side you tend to have a more panoramic view which have you a better sense of how vast they are. In case you’re researching a trip of your own, here are a couple of thoughts from me:
Anyway to wrap up, for us Iguazu was in missable and we thoroughly recommend it! Across the rest of our trip we stopped in Buenos Aires, the Perito Moreno glacier, Peninsula Valdes and Punto Tombo. You can check out some blurb & pictures via the below links.
Check out the volume of water coming down through that gap – just breathtaking…
Here’s a challenge – see if you can keep your eyes open as the boat goes deeper & deeper into the waterfall…
The ‘cute’ Coati’s that live in the jungle and scavenge food left by tourists. Despite the many warning posters not to feed them with images of childrens’ hands bitten open, people were still petting them and leaving their young children unsupervised around them. I saw one tourist drop a bag of crisps and a dozen of the critters swarmed from nowhere and tore it to pieces in a frenzy.
Views from the Brazilian side:
For a split second I found myself hankering after a selfy stick…
The Devil’s Throat from the Brazilian side… ‘I’ll get the perfect shot if I lean over just a little more.…’
The Devil’s Throat created clouds of mist that went high enough to be seen from the aeroplane’s landing/taking off from the local airport.