Waterfalls, rainbows and butterflies. EVERYWHERE. Iguazu Falls.
A few weeks back when I was in Buenos Aires, I took a trip to Iguazu Falls, which borders Brazil and Argentina. The trip was nothing short of spectacular. There are anywhere between 150 to 300 waterfalls in Iguazu depending on water levels. It’s paradise.
The first place we went was Devil’s Throat, which features waterfalls over 80 meters high. It was hard to take pics because you got immediately soaked.
But, check out these birds at Devil's Throat. Hundreds of birds flocking in and out of the falls.
I’ve never seen so many butterflies in my life (except in an indoor sanctuary). If the weather is hot and humid, they’re everywhere. Check out this one just airing out its wings and putting on a show for me.
Sometimes, the butterflies will land on you if you’re lucky. I was jealous of my friends who had one land on them early in the day. Until, this little lady landed on my shoulder while we were walking to lunch.
No joke, she stayed with me for over an hour -- I even went into 2 lunch spots before deciding on the buffet. Went up 3 times to get food. She stayed on my shoulder.
Finally, when we were eating dessert, she started to crawl on my stomach! Then, she flew away...BUT, sure enough, she came back and landed on my cell phone! I caught the moment on video, below. She stayed there for the remainder of lunch, while I paid for my food, and finally about 2 minutes after I left the restaurant, she flew away. Magical.
It was approximately 90 degrees and ridiculously humid the entire day. It is a sub-tropical climate after all. The highlight of the day, was taking a boat ride INTO THE FALLS. Just like a theme park river rapids ride, everyone gets soaking wet! They literally drove the boat right into the falls, 4 times! It was thrilling and perfectly refreshing after sweating like a beast in the humidity.
Iguazu Falls is probably the most beautiful, magical place I’ve ever been to in my life. In addition to the butterflies, we saw monkeys, lizards, spiders, coatis, vultures, toucans, etc. Tropical jungles have the most species of wildlife on Earth.
Here's a video that captures the essence of Iguazu Falls, aka Paradise.