Day 12: You Say Iguaçu, I Say Iguazú

7 December 2012 99 km / 62 mi (map)

Wow isn’t enough for this place. The name Iguazú (or, in Portuguese, Iguaçu) is adapted from an indigenous name meaning “big water.” That still isn’t enough to describe it. The important thing to understand when looking at each of the photos I’m showing here is that they each represent a small portion of the falls.

Today, we crossed back into Brazil to capture the falls from a different perspective.

Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil

No idea who this creature was, but I thought it was adorable.

Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil

This video by Tara, is a bit jittery, but it gives you an idea of the enormity of the falls.

Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil · by Tara Scouten

Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil
Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil
Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil · by Tara Scouten
Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil
Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil · by Tara Scouten
Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil · by Tara Scouten
Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil
Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil
Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil
Iguaçu Falls · Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil

Later, back in Argentina, I went for another walk to the Argentine falls and happened upon the finish line for one stage in the Norwegian edition of Amazing Race. Didn’t get to see any of the teams arrive, though. Apparently two teams had already arrived by then.

Iguazú National Park, Misiones, Argentina
Iguazú National Park, Misiones, Argentina
Hanging On Through Thick and Thin · Salto Bossetti, Iguazú National Park, Argentina
Garganta del Diablo, Iguazú National Park, Misiones, Argentina
Garganta del Diablo, Iguazú National Park, Misiones, Argentina
Thirsty Devil · Garganta del Diablo, Iguazú National Park, Argentina

Iguazú National Park, Argentina, to Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Brazil, and back · 99 km / 62 mi
(Mouse over or tap on the markers to see the photos there.)

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