29.11.2008 - 02.12.2008 35 °C
Arrive at the hostel which has a lovely garden and swimming pool but room is crap. Go to the falls the following day and it is really fantastic. Everyone tells you you got to see it for yourself and they are so right. Start off by walking up to where you are level with the falls and it is so powerful . We also see some fab wildlife really close up. We take this boat trip that takes you right into the falls and absolutely soaks you and it is so much fun. It really feels like you are in the middle of the falls. Everybody else wears swimming gear but us, so we end up walking around soaked for the rest of the day which is not the worst as it is absolutely roasting. We take the train up to the top of the falls and it is unbelievable. Wow. Instead of taking the train back we decide to take a boat trip down the rivers which turns to out to be a great decision. We have a guide who is great but only speaks Spanish but we get by and get some help from an Argentinian couple who don't have any English- whatever way that works. See loads of nice birds, turtles ect. But the highlight is def seeing crocodiles really close up. We were told they would be small but 2 meters did not feel small to us. He lady crocodile was not happy as she was minding he nest and it was pretty scary to see her up close.
In the hostel we meet a Swiss-Danish couple Camilla and Sebastian and hang out with them for the day by the pool.
We did not have time to see the Brazillian side of the falls but by all accounts that is great too.