when 2 became 3...we welcome the silver fox Roger to the team!
15.08.2012 - 18.08.2012 22 °C
It was with great excitement that Fi and i caught the old shuttle bus out to the airport at Iguazu, but not to catch a flight. We were greeting Fi´s dad Roger who was to be joining us for the last couple of weeks of the trip. Fi must be totally sick to death of me after 5 months because she was pretty excited about seeing Rog.
So Iggy Falls...a natural wonder of the world, and for a good reason. If i dont see another waterfall in my life then i wont be fussed. The biggest. tallest, widest and most powerful waterfalls you will ever see. For those of you wondering how it works, its basically a shit load of water coming in from all angles and dropping 100 metres to the river below, an awesome sight.
After 5 months of backpacking and slumming it up we hit a bit of luxury in Iguazu. Thanks to some very generous family members we spent a couple of nights in the Sheraton Hotel with a room overlooking the falls. It was truly amazing, watching the falls from our balcony, listening to the falls roaring all night, but most importantly running around the National Park each morning before the hoards of knobs (tour groups) arrived.
We started off by checking the view out from above.
The next couple of days were spent walking around the park, checking out every possible angle of the mighty falls.
Reasonably pointless sign i would have thought?
Roger´s new "go to" pose?
We did a boat trip that basically took us right in and under the falls. We got absolutely soaked, and its safe to say that our pissy little $1 ponchos from Peru were friggin useless. (Note - for the record i am quite aware of the little tuft of hair over my forehead that makes me look like Kenickie off Grease)
On our final day we walked out to Tres Frontiers, which basically is a point in the river system where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay all meet. So the significance of this photo is basically over my left shoulder is Brazil, and over my right is Paraguay..neither of which we visited.
Next we were off on an overnight bus to Buenos Aires. I like to get comfy on these buses...but new boy Roger didnt let me get away with this pose.