A little over a year ago I accompanied Adrian to a conference in Beunos Aires, Argentina. We managed to squeeze (and I mean squeeze!) in a quick side trip to Iguazu’ on the border with Brazil. The falls at Iguazu’ are the second largest in the world behind Victoria Falls in Africa and they are spectacular. The expense and loss of sleep this trip cost us was well worth it.
To visit the falls, we flew into Beunos Aires via Ezeiza airport and then had to transfer via taxi to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery about 30 minutes away. We had a short layover and were on the last flight of the day to Iguazu’ so there was some question of whether we would make it. We did, partially thanks to the refreshingly non-TSA-insane security. It was nice to enjoy a flight instead of being treated like a convicted criminal as we are in the US.
Iguazu’ is more than just falls. It is a national park and wild life refuge. There are 100s of colorful birds, including the Tucan Grande and parrots all around the park as well a monkeys and coati. I’ll post some of those images later this week.