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IGUAZU FALLS, ONE OF NATURE'S GREATEST SPECTACLES
Like an electric current, excitement passed
through the aircraft. Passengers in window seats
rapidly clicked their cameras. The rest of us
craned over aisles as the pilot obligingly banked to
give us a glimpse of mist-clouds rising from the
jungle. "Thank you for flying Aero Argentina.
Welcome to Iguazu" said the voice. Then as an
afterthought, "the outside temperature is 44
It was like steping into an oven. Riding between airport and hotel in an
open-sided jeep, hot air whipped my face. Our guide, Sandra, told us about
resident birds and monkeys and butterflies the size of two outspread hands, but
I couldn't take it in. After a day's travelling, my thoughts had drifted to a cool
bath and iced drink in air-conditioned comfort.
It was late afternoon. Sandra,
escorting our group of four, wanted
to know if we were game for a
jungle walk now in spite of the
heat. Game? What heat? In a matter
of minutes we had changed into
sneakers, bought bottled water and
followed her to a footpath
disappearing into the jungle.