You’re looking down past the metal walkway under you feet, peering over the edge of an incredible 80 meter high waterfall, watching as enough water surge by to make quite a few fish happy. So, if its the Director of Water Brigades, who’s standing there with you, what are you doing? Dropping leaves into the river to estimate the flow rate. Which is why hanging out with a such a water engineer leads to the instantaneous answering of questions such as ‘how much water do you think is here’ actually being answered. I dont remember exactly what it was. But a lot of water. Like a lot, a lot. Thats the technical definition. I would explain it, but you know, space here is sort of limited.
So my best friend from Honduras came to visit (Ben I love you!) and, because one of his absolute favorite things in the world is waterfalls, well, of course we would have to go check out Iguazu Falls. I feel that I have been pretty privileged in my life to see some really beautiful places, but this really was one of the most outstanding places I have ever been. There are some 275 waterfalls, which stretch out over close to 3km. And the fact that its surrounded by a national park, means its lush and green, In sharp contrast to Niagara falls, which has the just great views of Madam Tussuad’s Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and a whole strip of greasy fast food places, bars and night clubs (Although to be fair, there still where the same hordes of tourists). But Iguazu was really so amazing, and as clishe as it is to say it, pictures just dont do it justice.