The Beauty of Iguazu Falls by JJ Good

| June 28, 2013
The Beauty of Iguazu Falls

A great photo of the Falls with a rainbow included.

One of the most amazing places that I was able to visit on this trip was the wonder that is Iguazu Falls. This place is arguably the most beautiful, most amazing place I’ve ever had the privilege to visit.
Iguazu Falls are the waterfalls on the Iguazu River which serves as the border between Brazil and Argentina. The name “Iguazu” comes from the Guarani or Tupi words “y” meaning “water” and “ûasú” meaning “big”. In 2011, Iguazu Falls became one of the seven winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

Iguazu Falls roaring behind me

Iguazu Falls was personally mi favorito lugar para visitar (my favorite place to visit) because of the magnitude of it. Seeing it for the first time was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. When I walked across the first bridge with Henry and Jeremy, I’m not sure what I was expecting, but as I walked closer and saw it for the first time, I was immediately filled with awe. Well…not exactly. First I was sprayed with all the water coming out from the Falls!

Humanity could be seen in this place because of the cultural significance that it possesses. When a traveler goes to Argentina, Iguazu Falls is a must see. Argentina takes pride in its possession of the largest waterfalls in the world, and they build it up to be one of the greatest things that you’ll ever see. And it is.
Un viaje similar (A similar trip) in the U.S. would definitely be a visit to the Grand Canyon. They are similar because they are both natural wonders of the world and are held in very high regards. Both have the ability to captivate their audiences and pull them in through extraordinary beauty and detailed layers and features. A difference would be that Iguazu Falls is located more in a jungle setting where exploring the Falls feels more like a jungle adventure, whereas the Grand Canyon is just kinda…there.
One word that I learned from going to the waterfalls is the actual word for “waterfall” which is “catarata”.
Our trip is coming to an end, but what a trip it has been. Hasta luego, lector! (Goodbye reader!)

Category: 2013

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