We've been staying at Tetris, a hostel made entirely from recycled shipping containers. There's a VW camper parked in the garden and a sweet little dog named Hurley bounding around the place. Anyone who knows me will understand when I say that this place is what my dreams are made of.
We've spent the last few days here as it's right by Iguazu Falls, one of the worlds most impressive waterfalls. On Tuesday morning we arrived at the hostel after a 14 hour journey and immediately caught a bus to Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side. The falls are on the border of Brazil and Argentina and need to be seen from both sides in order to be appreciated in full.
We arrived at the falls and were completely taken aback by their sheer size, the amount of water cascading was incomprehensible. We walked along the walkway that juts out in front of the falls, the mist soaked everything it touched. The sky was a flawless shade of blue with not a cloud in sight, rays of sunlight caused beautiful rainbows. We walked along the trail stopping to watch the quati' steal people's food and hear the rumble of water.
The next day we joined an organised tour to cross the border into Argentina and see the falls from another perspective. We caught a little train in the national park and found ourselves at the rivers edge. Thousands of bright butterflies were circling around, attracted to the minerals in the soil. We walked along a walkway over the river for 15 minutes until we were up close with Garganta del Diablo or Devil's Throat. The wind caused massive clouds of mist to bellow up, soaking everything including my camera. There were screams as the cold water hit people's bare skin. After, we walked along a trail over the tops of the falls, perfect rainbows gave a magical feeling to the area and each viewpoint offered something different. The falls were probably the most beautiful natural sight I've seen.
The cherry on top of a brilliant day was our boat ride to see the falls up close. The boat raced towards the mist and got so close that we were all completely drenched, a wave hit Craig square in the face, it was hilarious.
While staying in Foz do Iguaçu we also visited the Buddhist Temple which was beautifully peaceful and enjoyed the hostels sun deck and pool. Next stop: Paraguay.
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