It wasn’t that bad to be on the bus for that long. An attendant served us food on board. That was great. In retrospect, I think it was because a route for tourists. Hence, such service. The bus trip to Tucuman is something that I’ll never forget especially the seat near the toilet on the bus…
I saw the sunrise. The sky was red and orange with some clouds. It was amazingly beautiful. Sometimes we can’t take pictures of everything. We have to learn to let go.
I arrived at the hostel. It was around 10am or so. So, I asked the staff at the hostel what I could do. He recommended Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side. The reason was very simple – I didn’t have time for the Argentinian side (it normally required the whole day). The one on the Brazilians side was smaller. I took his advice and took a but at 12:20 pm.
I arrived at the Falls (the Brazilian side didn’t put a stamp on my passport). It was amazingly beautiful. Spectacular. Speechless! The photos didn’t do it justice!
I went back to the hostel and met my new room mate. We started talking and joking. There were only two of us in this room. Perfect. We started scheming what to say to each other if there were any other backpackers coming to view our room, ‘gosh! you snored so loudly yesterday!’ ‘You fart again?! It smells awful!’ But nobody came to view our room.
The next day, we went to Iguazu Falls on the Argentinian side together.
The weather was hot and humid as usual. We couldn’t go to Isla de San Martin because there was a flood. It was a pity but I was fine with it.
The Argentinian side was much larger than the one in Brazil. It was spectacular, amazing, awesome and I was speechless.
Again, the photos didn’t do it justice.
One difference I noticed (it was quite obvious) was the management of the parks on both sides. The Brazilian side was much cleaner and more organised than the Argentinian side.
We met some other backpackers at the hostel and made dinner together. It was so filling for me. I hadn’t had much to eat during this trip and this meal fed me so well. One of the backpackers was so funny. Almost every time he spoke, he would start the sentence with another person’s name, like those TV news anchors. So I imitated him, sat up straight and answered his question in a formal tone, ‘Yes, John.’ Everyone laughed. He later asked us to cut his hair. I volunteered (with a sinister smile). He looked at me with his eyes brightened up at first, and then hesitated (it was so fun to see all these changes on one’s face within a few seconds) and said, ‘no, not with that smile on your face.’ LOL! I thought I took a few photos of my roommate cutting his hair but probably I lost those photos.
Kim gave me information of another much cheaper hostel in Buenos Aires so I decided to stay there instead of my previous one which was a bit expensive for me.
If anyone asks me if Iguazu Falls is worth the visit, I’d say, ‘you have to see it yourself in person.’
5 – 6 January 2013
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