Iguazu falls, Argentina/Brazil

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Visiting the Iguazu Falls was definitely the highlight of our South America trip. We touched down at Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport on a stinking hot 35 degrees tropical afternoon. Since there wasn’t enough time to properly see the falls that day, we decided to spend our sunset hours at the triple frontier, a border landmark that allowed you to see across from Argentina to Brazil and Paraguay.

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Here we are at the Argentina side of the triple frontierIguazu falls, Argentina/Brazil photographer travel blogger http://travel.yingphotography.com.auWe all took advantage of the cooling water jets 🙂
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We checked into Jasy Hotel that night and were pleased with its tropical jungle treehouse vibe.

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Nothing like dipping into a cooling pool after a scorching summer’s day with a cocktail in hand ^_^

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Day 2 we headed to the Argentina side of the waterfall.

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It was hard to describe our excitement! You may admire photos or videos, but nothing compared to being right there and feeling the sheer majesty, fury and thunderous roar of the largest waterfalls system in the world. 

I loved how the last viewing platform was so close to the falls that water sprays literally drenched us completely! Which was all the more fun because it was a refreshing change from the summer heat.

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Reading travel forums, I kept coming across people debating about which side of the fall is better. My verdict? Both sides gave very different experiences, but the Brazilian side was my favorite as you get a grander view of the entire waterfall system!

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My most memorable moment was the morning of Day 3, when we raced against time to get up super early to see the Brazilian side of the falls before our 1:45pm flight back to Buenos Aires. The morning air was pleasant and we got there before the hoards of tourists arrived. Which meant we were awarded with gorgeous scenery almost all to ourselves. And yes, the sights were jaw dropping beautiful, made even better with the morning sun creating multiple rainbows like those I saw in Disney fairy tale movies.

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Seriously I couldn’t believe that such majesty and beauty would exist in real life right before my very eyes!!Iguazu falls, Argentina/Brazil photographer travel blogger http://travel.yingphotography.com.au

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Checkout how close the platforms are to the fall on the Brazilian side! (below)

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The decision to pay extra on the boat ride was totally worth it. To get so close under the falls, with millions of water droplets falling upon us, it was definitely an exhilarating experience not to be missed. I’m glad they suggested us to sit at the front. They say ‘young people like it more exciting’ (haha, yay they think we’re young!) because we got most drenched with water sprays as the speed boat made its sharp and fast turns.Iguazu falls, Argentina/Brazil photographer travel blogger http://travel.yingphotography.com.au

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Near the falls I got up close and personal with some of their unique wildlife such as this little fella called Coati. I think this one tried to steal my hat. 

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One particular Toucan was extra docile and curious with us, it just stood there patiently as I snapped its pictures, as if deliberately posing for me. How cute!

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The monkeys were very cheeky and twice tried to steal my camera and hat. However one monkey did turn fierce on me when I tried to get closer to take its picture. Its sudden ferocity freaked me out and I ran off feeling slightly miffed over my cowardliness, considering how much larger of an animal I am in comparison! 😛

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