Sunday, June 01, 2008

Iguazu Falls.

This was our day spent at Iguazu Falls which is the largest group of waterfalls in the world. It was absolutely amazing. By far one of the most mesmerizing natural wonders I have ever seen.

Protesters Baracade
Our day started by having to break through a line of protesters that were trying to keep the tourists from getting to the falls so the government would fix their schools. The town depends so heavily on tourists, they figured if they stopped us from coming or leaving the town the government would have to do something. We really felt bad for their situation but felt like we were being unfairly targeted and considering how much money we would be spending in town and the park, we just decided not to let them stop us at the lines.

Iguazu Falls
This is a lagoon just at the top of the Garganta del Diablo(Devils Throat). Which is the biggest of the falls in the park

Iguazu Falls
Garganta del Diablo(Devils Throat)

Iguazu Coati
These are the jungle raccoons known called Coati.

Iguazu Lizard
A lizard just chilling in the sun.

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Bird
Plush-crested Jay which I guess is like a jungle Bleu Jay.

Iguazu birds
Plush-crested Jays begging for food. If you weren't paying attention they would steal food out of your hands.

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Breaking through
Our day ended dehydrated and sunburnt getting stuck behind the same protests lines for about an hour and a half. We tried to break through at one point but they pushed us back. Finally enough tourists got mad enough and everyone pushed through at once and we made it back to our hostel just a little tired.

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