Thing #10 – Hear the water thunder down at Iguazu Falls
I first saw Iguazu Falls when reading my very first copy of National Geographic. I remember thinking how beautiful it was and was amazed that so many waterfalls could be seen in one place. It’s been on my wish list ever since and it was everything I hoped it would be.
Iguazu falls in one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. 247 separate waterfalls spanning the border of Argentina and Brazil and is considered to be the most beautiful set of waterfalls in the world.
Both Argentina and Brazil have made national parks on either side of the falls which means you can see the falls from every angle.
I spent the day on the Argentina side and then ran over to the Brazilian side the following day before I set off for Rio.
There was a storm the day before I visited the park which is why the water looks brown. Due to deforestation the river, when flooded now runs over soil rather than vegetation so it picks up the debris and turns the water brown.
There is a theory that negative ions created by waterfalls make people happy. I was ridiculously happy that day but I think it was more because of being awe struck at seeing nature at it’s most powerful! I also met some amazing people. Two of which recognised my T-Shirt and came up to ask if my name was Greig! Ha! Love it.
It was great to meet you Jo and Trav.
Definitely one for your lists gang.