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The Lima Miranda Clan visits the Majestic Iguazu Waterfalls!

23 Sep
The Lima Miranda Clan visits the Majestic Iguazu Waterfalls!
Getting ready for the boat ride going along/under the falls, between Brazil and Argentina waters!

Getting ready for the boat ride going along/under the falls, between Brazil and Argentina waters!

 

Glad it’s Friday!

Spring has arrived in Brazil, and our working-traveling family keeps enjoying our time in Brasilia, which due to its central location, has enabled us to tackle a few of the ‘bucket list travel destinations’ we’ve originally planned for 3-year assignment in Brazil.

This September, we took advantage of a Brazilian National Holiday, Independence Day – and an American holiday, Labor Day, to visit the so-famous Brazilian Waterfalls – Cataratas de Iguaçu, in Southern Brazil.  Husband had already visited the Iguazu Falls, but I had never had that chance (yeap! I’m that kind of Brazilian-born individual who’d never could experience what a lot of foreigners do and brag about…). The possibility to bring our kids along on this quest was the added bonus for this traveling-foreign-service family! 🙂

Thank you very much to Kennedy Runo for sharing his 10 interesting facts about the Iguazu Falls! It was a great inspiration for this blogpost 🙂

Here is my favorite “interesting fact”, from K. Runo ‘s list:

There is a legend to explain the falls: God wanted to marry Naipí, an Aborigine girl against her wish. She escaped on a canoe with her human lover, Tarobá. Upon realizing this, he got angry and separated the River Iguazu by creating deep falls so that the two will be condemned to an eternal fall.

 

Iguazu Falls, also Cataratas do Iguaçu in Portuguese and Cataratas Del Iguazú in Spanish are waterfalls that straddle between the Brazilian State of Paraná and Province of Misiones in Argentina along the River Iguazu. It divides the river into upper and lower Iguazu. With more than 275 falls, the Iguazu are the most majestic of water falls. The most scenic one is the curved cataract christened the ‘devils throat’ that has 14 falls that drop to a height of 350 feet. Iguazu Waterfalls are second only to Victoria Waterfalls in size. However, in terms of beauty, none of the other waterfalls in the world can come close to compete. If you are a nature buff and have never visited Iguazu, then you have missed out. [thank you, Kennedy Runo on 01/17/2014 in Brazil]

 

Our oldest 'explorers', very attentive to all they've learned, and will report back to their classmates. Family travel is always a great opportunity for teaching moments - especially the incredibly enjoyable ones, with our aspiring scientist-drama-queen and our 'know-it-all'-boy! :)

Our oldest ‘explorers’, very attentive to all they’ve learned, and will report back to their classmates. Family travel is always a great opportunity for teaching moments – especially the incredibly enjoyable ones, with our aspiring scientist-drama-queen and our ‘know-it-all’-boy! 🙂

Our family also went along with the Macuco Safari crew, driving throughout the Park, learning about the preservation efforts to keep the Mata Atlantica intact and respected!

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Considering I haven’t blogged in a while, I plan on making a gradual return – or, you may say I’m simply lazy at this point. Have way more to share from our trip to the Brazilian Iguazu Falls, our hiking trips, and our visit to the Bird Sanctuary, also located in the municipality of Foz do Iguazu. But that will be left for a future blogpost. For now, just a ‘teaser’ of the beautiful Parque das Aves – Foz do Iguazu Park Bird Sancturay:

Lovely Flamingos!

Lovely Flamingos!

 

Useful links and/or references:

http://www.macucosafari.com.br/en/macuco-safari
http://www.uniglobeonetravel.com/10-interesting-facts-about-igauazu-falls
http://www.parquedasaves.com.br/en/

Stay tuned for more!

 

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5 responses to “The Lima Miranda Clan visits the Majestic Iguazu Waterfalls!

  1. tvwegener

    September 26, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I just posted about Iguacu today and then saw this!! Great minds think alike, no? Or travel alike? 🙂 Looks like you had an awesome trip!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      September 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks! We had, indeed! I just hurried up to get something out about Foz… Still need to put something together about the Bird Sanctuary… or at least, to share the kids pics with the stunning araras! 🙂

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  2. Lucid Gypsy

    September 24, 2016 at 2:49 am

    I’ve seen Victoria falls and will never forget it, but I’d love to see Iguazu too!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      September 26, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      And I’ve never had a chance to visit the Victoria Falls… 😦 Despite living so close… in Mozambique… for 3 years… Definitely need to get back to Southern Africa and ‘check that box’! 🙂

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 10, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Hey there! Thanks again for the visit and please feel free to check out our Updated TravelBlog on Instagram! It would be great to hear your feedback/comments on our IG profile! Just click here and enjoy! ☺ https://www.instagram.com/expatmomof3

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