April 02, 2009

Rainbows, waterfalls and butterflies...

...all we need now is Funshine Bear and we have the perfect setting for a sequel to 1987's The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland.

For a 5 peso bus ride and a 60 peso admission charge (only 7 pesos if you are from Argentina or a neighbouring country!), we got to spend a day in Argentina's own slice of paradise – Iguazu National Park.

Located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls are currently on their way to nabbing a spot on the New7Wonders of Nature list. And hiking through the jungle, stopping to take in the spectacular views, and taking a dip to escape the extreme humidity is a whole lot more fun than going to work, that's for sure!

The falls themselves were pretty damn amazing. The biggest, Devil's Throat, is loud, angry and powerful – and there are so many tourists around, we did well to get a couple of pics without random elbows, hats and bum bags protruding into our shot. It was also the site of my dramatic bee sting (because I have the uncanny ability to make the smallest events dramatic), which left me with a swollen leg and a wound that was leaking fluid for days (I exaggerate not).

The rest of the park is full of pretty-yet-less-impressive falls, butterflys galore and overpriced kiosks (20 pesos for a salad roll – tell him he's dreamin'!).

A day spent chasing waterfalls... TLC will not be impressed!