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When one is looking for beautiful spots to go in South America, certainly Punta del Este in Uruguay is a place to go, but many Hooville guys, including the bf and me, went to see the great Iguazu Falls. Unlike Punta Del Este, the Falls require a visit to two countries to take in their entire majesty.

 

My recommendation? See them both! After all, your not going to go down there that often, are you? Even better, see them with your favorite escort!

http://www.colorado.edu/peacestudies/sustainable-economics/debt/argentina/photos/iguazu-falls.jpg

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Hey Lucky, you are right, Iguazu Falls are spectacular. And you must see them from the Argentine and Brazilian side. Each side has its own characteristics. They can only be enjoyed by a total viewing experience from both sides. Also the helicopter ride over them is awesome. I was also very interested in comparing them to Niagara Falls which I saw many times as I lived not far away. It also is impressive but very different. The water volume over Niagara Falls is much great since it is fed by four of the Great Lakes unlike Iguazu which is fed by a rivier. That being said, the variety of sizes of water falls at Iguazu really makes it a beautiful sight.

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Just a reminder to Americans that to visit the Brazilian side of the falls you will need a Brazilian visa. You will also need a visa to cross into Paraguay, if you decide to go there. No visas are required for Americans to visit Argentina or Uruguay -- all you need is a valid passport.

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I haven't yet been to Punta del Este (that's next week) but Iguaçu is a spectacle. I totally agree with TravN. Do both sides, take the helicopter. I'd add that the Argentine boatride into the falls is worth it. I stayed in the Brazilian park hotel but two nights is enough. There's NOTHING but the falls nearby.

 

When Eleanor Roosevelt saw Iguaçu she reportedly said, "Poor Niagara! This makes it look like a kitchen faucet."

 

Dick

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RE: Iguazu Falls

 

We did three nights there, and I am glad for that as two nights might have rushed it. I think it depends on how early the first day that you arrive, but it's not something that you easliy tire of. The little town at night wasn't so interesting, but we had an awfully good meal there.

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>When one is looking for beautiful spots to go in South

>America, certainly Punta del Este in Uruguay is a place to go,

>but many Hooville guys, including the bf and me, went to see

>the great Iguazu Falls. Unlike Punta Del Este, the Falls

>require a visit to two countries to take in their entire

>majesty.

>

>My recommendation? See them both! After all, your not going to

>go down there that often, are you? Even better, see them with

>your favorite escort!

>http://www.colorado.edu/peacestudies/sustainable-economics/debt/argentina/photos/iguazu-falls.jpg

 

 

Loud applauds and shouts to all of the above, but, unfortunately, this picture does NOT do the falls justice. They are indeed magnficient.

 

If possible, try to see Victoria Falls in Zimbawe later on, too. But between these two magnificient "flows of water"-- IF = my most favorite!

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