A long weekend in Iguazu: seeing the 8th wonder of the world

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Christina Zogopoulou
April 13, 2024

Hey everyone!

I just got back from an unforgettable trip to Iguazú Falls, and I had to share my experience with you all! This adventure was organized by BAIS, an amazing organization for international students in Buenos Aires. I went on this trip with around 400 other students from all over the world, which made it even more special.

We kicked off the journey by hopping on a bus for a 24-hour ride to Iguazú. At first, I was a bit hesitant about spending that long on a bus, but honestly, it turned out to be such a great experience. The long ride gave us plenty of time to bond and get to know each other. By the time we arrived, I felt like I was traveling with one big family!

When we finally got to Iguazú, the beauty of the place took my breath away. We spent time exploring both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls. Let me tell you, each side offers something different and magical. The Brazilian side gives you these jaw-dropping panoramic views of the waterfalls that make you feel like you're in a dream. It's honestly hard to put into words just how stunning it is!

On the Argentine side, we were surrounded by such beautiful nature and the walk to the waterfalls was longer and more enjoyable. It's an entirely different experience from the Brazilian side, but equally beautiful in its own way.

One of the highlights of the trip was taking the boat ride on "La Gran Aventura" and getting up close to the waterfalls. I never thought I'd find myself close to such a powerful natural wonder. It was exhilarating and so refreshing—especially since we got completely soaked! Trust me, if you ever go there, it's definitely worth it.

But the absolute best moment for me was when we crossed the border to Brazil and saw the falls for the first time. I felt like the happiest person in the world. It was one of those moments where you can't believe how amazing your life is—almost as if you're in a movie or a dream. I couldn't stop smiling and just took it all in, feeling so grateful to be there.

Overall, the trip to Iguazú was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I can't recommend it enough if you ever get the chance to visit. Whether you love nature, adventure, or just experiencing something new, this place has it all. Thanks for reading, and I'll catch you all in the next adventure!

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Christina Zogopoulou

I am a travel enthusiast; originally from Greece but have lived in three different continents, including Asia, Europe, and North America. I am excited to live in Buenos Aires and love the constant movement of the city and its vibrant culture.

Home University:
Claremont McKenna College
International Relations
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