I took a side trip to a city called Rosario. I had heard good things about it and thought I would spend one night. It is a truly beautiful city and in the summer I can only imagine it would be a great place to visit. It sits on a river and you can take a boat to islands in the middle of the river. Unfortunately for me, it is winter in Argentina so I only could imagine what it would be like on a nice warm summer day.
Iguazu Falls--June 19-21, 2006
I also debated about going to see Iguazu Falls because it is a long way away from everything. It is in the far north eastern part of the country, but I made the decision and braved another almost 18 hours on the bus. Of course the bus was very comfortable, but after 18 hours you just want to get off and onto land again.
I arrived in the afternoon and just hung out in the small town. Not a whole lot to do except shop and eat which I did. The weather was warm and sunny and I was hoping it would hold out for the next day when I was to go to the falls. The next day I set off to visit the falls and was greeted with an overcast day, but at least it wasnīt raining. Here are my first views of what is called El Diablo (The Devilīs Falls).
And a better view.
I took a walk on what they call the Lower Circuit to get a different view of the falls.
There is an island that you can take a short boat ride to get another view of the falls but because the water level was low they were not taking boats across so I did not get to go to the other side.
Back to the Diablo
Since I couldnīt go on the island I decided to visit the Diablo again. The sun had started to peek out and I thought I could get some better pictures.
From this view you can see a building across the falls. This building is actually a viewpoint from the Brazilian side of the falls. I could have gone over to that side for a view, but as a US citizen the visa would have cost me $100 and figured that $100 would keep me well fed in Argentinian beef and wine!
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