The iguazu falls – visiting both sides – the travelling triplet electricity joules

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On the border between Brazil and Argentina lies the Iguazu Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Almost twice as tall and wide as Niagara Falls, the Iguazu Falls are an incredible force of nature – 1.7 miles long featuring 275 waterfalls up to 80 metres tall and flowing up to 5000 cubic metres per second. gas upper stomach In other words, jaw dropping!

They were our first port of call on crossing the border and arriving to Brazil. With Brazil and Argentina both home to the Iguazu Falls, many people are torn over which side to visit: Brazilian or Argentinean. power generation definition We were able to visit both sides so read on for a breakdown of what to expect from each side, my thoughts on which side to visit and some tips. First up – The Brazilian side

It was all well and good until later, when I came to charge my phone at the hostel. On 8% it refused to charge and going out for dinner was quickly put on hold with me panicking about my phone, not only because it was my phone but it was also my camera for the trip. Rushing to the supermarket, we bought some rice and I buried my phone in rice for a few hours. Of course nothing is ever simple and when I came to check if it would charge later, the charger refused to enter my phone’s port because amazingly a tiny grain of rice had got lodged in it. Ten tense minutes later and we had removed the grain and thankfully my phone was charging normally. electricity and magnetism worksheets Crisis averted!

We were picked up from our hotel and driven to the Argentinean side crossing the border where our passports were checked. It was a wet wet morning; wearing my raincoat and poncho we hopped on the jungle train to the Devil’s Throat station from where it’s a short walk to the most popular highlight of the falls: the impressive Devil’s Throat (La Garganta del Diablo).

We then caught the train back down to the Falls station where the Upper and Lower circuit trails start. gas nozzle prank We did the Upper circuit trail first which crosses the top of the falls and lets you look down over the edges of the falls. It was bizarre to go from seeing the falls at a distance to standing on top of them watching the water rushing down. After a pause for lunch, we explored the Lower circuit getting up close to the base of a few waterfalls.

On our way back to Brazil, we briefly stopped off at the three borders landmark for Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It was cool to see how close the three countries are, just separated by the Parana and Iguazu rivers joining. 5 Tips for visiting the Iguazu Falls #1 Half a day is all you need for Brazil, you’ll need a whole day for Argentina

You can reach the Iguazu Falls from both Brazil and Argentina. electricity symbols and units Foz do Iguaçu is the Brazilian base for visiting the falls and Puerto Iguazu is Argentina’s. Flying to both cities is the quickest way to get there, although flights aren’t always cheap. gsa 2016 catalog From Rio, there is usually a stopover in Sao Paulo and from Buenos Aires you can fly directly.

We had a rather lengthy journey. In the space of 24 hours, we’d been in three countries: flying from Rurrenabaque in the Bolivian Amazon to La Paz, La Paz to Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz to Asunción in Paraguay and then finally a night bus to Brazil. It involved our bags being left behind in Santa Cruz at the expense of a Bolivian football team’s kit and a mini scare at 5am over which country we were in.

For those travelling from Paraguay, there are two buses you can catch to the Iguazu Falls. One goes to Foz do Iguaçu and the other Ciudad del Este. The Foz do Iguaçu bus was sold out when we arrived to Asunción’s bus station so we booked the Ciudad del Este one thinking for some reason that it would take us to Argentina’s side of the Iguazu Falls.

For the record, this wasn’t the case as it had escaped our notice that Ciudad del Este is Paraguay’s border city. From there, we still needed to get a bus to the Paraguay/Brazil border, hop off for a passport stamp and catch another bus on the Brazilian side. It was such a relief to discover at 5am that our mini scare was for nothing and ultimately everything went smoothly. types of electricity generation methods Final thoughts on the Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls are an incredible force of nature and definitely worth the visit. When tossing up between the two sides, remember that the Brazilian side shows you the bigger picture offering panoramic views and an overview from a distance; whereas the Argentinean side lets you really get up close to the falls and experience their sheer power.

To get the best from your Iguazu Falls experience, I really recommend not choosing between them. A trip to each side compliments the other as they offer very different perspectives and you only need two days to see both – you won’t regret it! Experiencing both sides shows you the full picture of one of the best natural wonders on our planet.