Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Day 37 - The Day of Epic Fail
Today we flew to Puerto Iguazú, located in northwestern Argentina on the border with Brazil and Paraguay. We relaxed a bit at our hotel (which had some really awesome jungle ambiance), but ended up having to embark on an epic quest into town because the hotel couldn't break a 100-peso note (the equivalent of about $25) and we needed the smaller bills for tips and bus fare. It was an unduly complicated task, but we managed. In the evening we headed over to Iguazú National Park for the Full Moon Tour. This was the only activity I'd pre-planned and I was super, super excited about it. For the five nights surrounding the full moon, they open up the park at night to a small number of visitors and you can see the biggest waterfall—La Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat)—under the light of the full moon. Even though it was overcast, it was a really spectacular site. Unfortunately, my camera decided to have a major malfunction and I wasn't able to take any pictures. Although I managed to fix the camera, I didn't manage to do it before we had to head back. I hadn't really taken any other pictures that day, so I had to use one of Nick sitting in the hammock we had on our hotel room's back porch.