21-22 Jan Amazing Iguasu Falls
This would be the day where we would leave BA for Iguazu Falls and of course that 22 hour bus journey!
However, before we departed we took time to go and visit the most beautiful book store in BA, perhaps the world, Aleneo Grand Splendid, housed in an old cinema but looks like one of the old grand theatres well worth a visit if you have time. But one sight you must visit is the La Recoleta, the burial place of Evita. However, for once Evita does not steal the show and is playing a supporting role. This is not just any cemetary but is more like a small town made up of memorials (houses effectively) for the high society of BA's past. It is really one of those places you have to visit to really understand and appreciate.
However, After spending a few days in BA it was time to tackle the jungle! We took the night bus (bus company Via Bariloche) from BA to the very top of Argentina, where Argentina borders Brazil. We prepared thoroughly for the 22 hour trip by stocking up on crisps, crackers, coke, water and made sure to pack sleeping bag, pillows & toothbrushes accessible. Just to discover obviously that we didn't need much of it on this fantastic and luxurious bus. We got dinner on board, both starter and main with which we were served wine or soft drinks. I made sure I got two little bottles of the first as I wanted to be able to sleep (no problem there, I was knocked out already by the film!) We were also supplied with pillows / blankets & served brekfast in the morning. The best thing however, was that the seats were fully reclining so we could lie down and stretch out properly. First class Argentinian buses!
Nuff said about the bus journey. What Iguasu is world famous for is the Water falls, impossible to describe in words so so I insert some pictures instead.
Igausu is an AWESOME place and is a must for anyone visiting Argentina or brazil. It puts Niagra Falls to shame having now been fortunate to have visited both - it might not have the same volume of water flowing over it but it's so much more beautiful with it's rain forest surroundings and the fact that the Argentinian commercialisation is a little more subtle.
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