We arrived at our hostel in the outskirts of Puerto Iguazu at night, and arranged our visit to the falls for the next day. We walked into town for a cheap bite, hitched a ride back to the hostel from a friendly local, played a game of pool, and went to bed early. We were up early the next morning to catch a bus to the park.
Iguazu is allegedly the most impressive waterfall in the world. There isn´t much else to say, except that it is guarded by an army of tarantulas, monkeys, and cute-only-at-first coatis. Coatis look like a cross between a raccoon and an aardvark, and are completely fearless of humans. When I left a store in the park with a few empanadas, I was immediately surrounded. They started climbing my legs and jumping for the food, which they ripped out of my hands. They attacked the fallen bag like a pack of piranhas, and devoured its contents in a couple of seconds. Later, Sasha and I decided to eat lunch inside.
We spent that evening shopping for trinkets and eating pizza back in town, and hopped on a 25 hour bus to Salta the next morning. Iguazu was worth more time, but didn't seem to require it. We’d seen a lot in one day, and decided to move on given Sasha’s tight schedule.