We decided to travel over to the Iguazu Falls with the other lads who we met in Florianapolis. First real trauma of the trip occured at the bus station where I arrived and realised I had forgotten my passport and had 1hr10mins to do a 1hr round trip back to the hostel. So after a rather expensive taxi and some horrifically dangerous driving I arrived back just in time to catch the 16hour bus! What better way to prepare for such a long journey?!? The bus journey wasn't too bad as it was overnight and I slept like a baby. Upon arrival we knew we wanted to get across to the Argentinian side as everyone had said it had the best place to stay. So after much faffing with buses and taxis, I think we took 5 in all, we arrived at the hostel mid-morning. The hostel was huge and had free internet, pingpong and we later discovered free pool. As we were too late to go to the falls we ended up playing a hell of a lot of ping pong, some pool and the odd game of chess. In the evening we went to a steak house to see sample some of the legendary argentinian beef. It easily lived up to the hype and rated amongst the best steaks I have ever eaten! All for incredible value too; 2 starters, steak with salad, chips and mashed potatoe and some really nice wine all for 8 pounds!
The next day was an early start to go and visit the argentinian side of the falls. The first thing we did was go on the boardwalk which took you right up to the edge of one of the falls. Its indescribable how amazing they are and the sheer volume of water going over them is unbelievable! Photos will be on soon but even they cant really do it justice! So for the rest of the morning we went around the various trails. Then came the boat ride which takes you right up into the bottom of the falls and totally soaked you. I also got totally drenched at my part of the boat was swamped by a wave while it was turning! After that we had covered almost everything bar one trail which rory, ollie and I decided to try. After walking through rainforest for over 3km there was still no sign of a waterfall and we were forced to turn back.Â
In the evening we returned to the same steak house as we had been to the previous night. This time, on the advice of Chubb,Â I had the Lomo cut of steak. This was undoubtly the second best steak I have ever had and only a very close second to the Ritz! It was so juicy and just melted in your mouth! After the meal we all went out clubbing in the town which was great fun and ended in me and ollie sending funny messages to everyone at 4am when we got back.