Iguazu Falls

Iguazu falls is located in the Iguazu National Park.  It’s similar to the Niagara where it runs through two countries.  So there’s a Brazil side and an Argentina side.  Since Brazil requires a Visa for US citizens (reciprocity, i.e., they started requiring visas for US citizens after the US started requiring visas for Brazilians after 9/11) we stayed put on the Argentine side.

Garganta de Diablo (Devil’s Throat)
Upper circuit

Lower circuit

Right up against one of the falls, this was the coolest part of the park, as you got drenched by the sprays.

Dos Hermanos (Two Brothers)

A coati, similar to our raccoons.  It later stole this lady’s bag of cheese from her bag.
Iguana ‘tasting’ the air to locate food.

Interestingly, the park charges Argentinians AR$20 and foreigners AR$60.  This is apparently a relatively common practice here.  Some hotels in BA will charge the foreigner more, and the museum we went to in Salta also charged us 3 times as much as the regular Argentinian.  J and I were debating whether this is a form of discrimination.  Yes, all other currencies are stronger than the argentine peso, but don’t make the rest of us pay for it, just because your country can’t get its act together to strengthen your economy.  I had suggested that the US do the same thing to Argentinian tourists to the US.  It’s called reciprocity.  If Brazil can do it, why can’t we?
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Argentina, Travel. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s