Different angles, same wonder of the world
Tones of water throwing themselves over the cliffs making strong noise stating their majesty, mist rising amongst the infinite untouched jungle, beauty, natural strength…no wonder Eleanor Roosevelt has exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” on her first sight of Iguazu Falls, taller and twice as wide as the American waterfall.
Considered one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, Iguazu (or Iguaçu in Portuguese) is sublimely spectacular! With each perspective we took, it just made us feel smaller and smaller in front of the power of the nature.
The helicopter view gave us the infinite perspective of the jungle and made us feel the patience of a river to erode the soil during thousands of years in order to create big, powerful, fast waters. The ground perspective from the different observation platforms (especially Garganta del Diablo) made us feel small in front of the size and the powerful noise of the waters. And last, but not least, taking a boat, sailing in front of it and stopping just below one of the smaller waterfalls made us powerless: feeling its speed and volume on our body left me breathless and scared, almost panicked that if I were alone I couldn’t survive the fury of nature.
Beauty, beauty, lots of natural beauty! After the first view from helicopter we decided that we wanted our Romanian soul to see and feel it! So we helped it by proudly wearing our traditional blouses during the tours for the other perspectives. We loved it and we will keep in our hearts the sensations we’ve had for a long long time.