Travel

Iguassu Falls & Beyond

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… and oh, the falls. The beautiful nature of almighty water displayed in the grandest of dramatic fashion. God must have been truly inspired when he painted this masterpiece. Layers upon layers, walls among walls of  never-ending falling water. I stood on the footbridge in the center of it all, mist wrapping around me in a whirl and felt the freedom of letting go and floating away into the fog of whiteness. It was a breathtaking romance, a real rapture between power and might, and breaths of teardrops. Iguassu Falls, when witnessed by Eleanor Roosevelt, caused her to say, “Poor Niagara!“…and I think that says it all.

The best view of the falls, however, is underneath the falls! A real river safari, a true Brazilian adventure. We screamed, we laughed, we got totally soaked and begged for more. There are these moments in life when you sit back and say, “Am I really here right now?!” I knew when coming to Brazil I was going to experience a lot of color, culture for sure, but oh, the COLOR. Such a welcome escape from the cold gray winter days back home. Sitting on a log in the middle of the Bird Park, my eyes were feasting on the red, blue, yellow, pink, and green feathers flying around me. Colors so vivid and saturated you can’t help but stare in love. The bird park, a refugee camp for birds that have been injured or rescued to recover, was a real study of natural beauty

Cataratas, Brazil: This is what adventures are made of.

A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.

Alone in the natural wonders… if you stay here you can experience the falls before they open to the public. Wearing a white Tibi crochet dress

A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.

A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.

ZK-Waterfall-615 Our travel companions Kelly & Zach take in one of the endless views of the falls which can only be described as overwhelmingly romantic in person. 

A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.    A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.    A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.    A walk along Iguassu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.

A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas

A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas

A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas    A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas    A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas

A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas

A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas     A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas    A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas    A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas     A vist to the Bird Park at Das Cataratas

 Where we ate & slept: Hotel das Cataratas

Where we went: River Safari // Bird Park

See more of our adventures in South America here!



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  • that cinemagraph is just breathtaking.
    you captured the mist and fog absolutely perfectly <3

    • The fog from the falls is so romantic, I’m so glad to been able to capture it!

  • This is unbelievably beautiful. The cinemagraph is so soothing. I can’t wait to explore that part of South America one day.

    • Thank you so much! I’m dying to go back!

  • Well that is completely breathtaking. The falls and this post!

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  • I love how you explore cities in chic dresses! I do the same and get made fun of by friends, but honestly… it’s so much more liberating! x

    • It is! And you feel good about yourself and honestly, I find dresses the most comfortable thing to wear!

  • mywhiteT

    Wow that place looks amazing! Every photo is amazing, love discovering new cities you actually get to see the beauty of them. mywhiteT.com

  • Maria Araci d’Avila

    My country is so beautiful and you show this in your amazing pictures!!! Thank you!!!!!

  • Pamela RG

    Everything here is so breathtaking and enchanting. The rainbow is a beautiful sign that lifts us up when we are feeling down. Your photos show God’s wonderful creation here on Earth. We got to love it and take care of it!

  • Leila

    Love all your cinemagraphs, but this one of the falls is just amazing. It’s dreamy and it’s perfect.

  • V.

    The pictures are absolutely amazing! Wow!

  • lanaxzy

    Amazing! I feel as if I’ve been on a mini-vacation. Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • I keep going back to relive the trip through the photos, I’m so happy to share and have you feel the same way!

  • candace

    incredible

  • Naomi

    Stunning cinemagraph and photographs! Those falls are absolutely breathtaking; it must have been even more surreal to see them in person. The bird park sounds fun and fascinating too – I don’t get to see such colorful birds where I live! It looks like an amazing trip.

    • No photograph can do the falls justice. It was beyond beautiful, romantic, magical and powerful. I feel so lucky to have experienced it and we tried our best to share that feeling here. Thanks for your comment!

  • Janice Candelora

    Hi Jamie, these photos are outstanding. The colors are so rich. You are very lucky to have experienced this. The birds are amazing.