The Iguazu Falls
are part the border between Argentina and Brazil, with Paraguay close by.
In 1541 Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to describe the falls. He was one of the few
survivors of the ill-fated Narváez expedition
. That harrowing experience dit not stop him from exploring other parts of the New
World in search of gold and silver.
Each side of the Iguazu River offers splendid views of the falls. The Brazilian side is on
the high ground and features great panoramas.
The Argentine side is more up close with a lower perspective. So for
the full experience you have to visit both countries. But it takes a busride of more than 40 kms fron one side to the other.
the falls in March 2008, and stayed in the Sheraton hotel on the Argentina side. From our room we could see, smell and hear the
thundering Devil's Throat Falls
, two kms away.