A blog of South American travel, the loss of a child and our struggle to navigate the complexities of each.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Dateline: Iguazu Falls, Argentina
They say that the Grand Canyon is one of the sights that never disappoints, the same can be said about Iguazu Falls. See Wikipedia for details about the history, etc. I'm here to tell you that this is the mother of all waterfalls. The photos attached are from quite a distance away, but trust me when I tell you the falls are amazing. We took a large rubber boat with 2 Johnson 250 motors up to the falls and were totally soaked! Bat shit, crazy awesome. Manana we go rappelling, rock climbing and zip lining over the canopy. Please pray for my sometimes clumsy wife. QUESTION: WHEN DID THE JUNGLE BECOME THE RAIN FOREST AND WHY?
For travelers, dreamers and anyone with a soul, I recommend Spark Your Dreams by Candelaria & Herman Zapp. See link(s) below. A wonderful story of an Argentinian couple that set's of from Buenos Aires to Alaska in a 1928 Graham-Paige. I find this to be the most awe inspiring book I've ever read. It's more than an a travel narrative, it's a very thought provoking read about life and living your dreams.