Saturday, May 31, 2014

Iguazu Falls

Treading the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls consists of 275 magnificent drops and is unlike any other waterfall on Earth.

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Today we visited the amazing Iguazu Falls! One of Argentina's treasured natural wonders, it was one of the most incredible sights I have ever seen and exceeded my every expectation.

WHATS SO SPECIAL ABOUT IGUAZU FALLS?


For those that don't know about it, Iguazu Falls is a cascade of 275 individual falls that lie on the border between Argentina and Brazil. There is one gargantuan drop called The Devil's Throat, and a series of smaller falls that can be seen in a 3km trek. The falls can be viewed from both the Argentinian and Brazilian side (however we opted to stay on the Argentinian side only).

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Puerto Iguazu : 5 Things To Do

Overshadowed by the nearby Iguazu Falls, there is plenty to do in this sleepy town.

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Without expectations, we arrived in Puerto Iguazu a few days ago. The only thing we had heard about this quiet town was its only infrastructure was built around bussing tourists to Iguazu Falls and there's not much to do. While I can't deny it is a sleepy town and does lack a lot of basic infrastructure, we found plenty of fun things to do and see.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Authentic Argentinian Ranch Experience

Ingrained in Argentinian culture, the gaucho lifestyle has always been a little bit mystical, sometimes mischievous, but always noble.

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Yesterday we visited the traditional Argentinian ranch Don Silvano on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. With a few spare days to fill we found a tourist agency that convinced us a trip to Argentina would be incomplete unless we had a full day experience on a ranch. All inclusive with food, transport and a full days entertainment, we booked it in.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Buenos Aires : The Paris of South America?

Famous for its steak, cowboys and tango, Buenos Aires is a cultural and artistic hub often called the "Paris of South America".

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We arrived in the charming and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires a few days ago. Every tourist book and guide I've read has referred to Buenos Aires as the "Paris of South America", so I've made it my task to find out why! Even though its not my first time here we've been doing the typical "tourist activities", such as taking the tour bus and ticking off places in our local guide. Feeling overwhelmed by the numerous landmarks and the large distances between them, we found the tour bus the easiest way to get around and see almost all the places listed below.