Foz de Iguazu, Brasil

Devil's throat

Today I have visited the Foz de Iguazu, the Brasilian side. The most amazing waterfall I have seen. I simply cannot describe it. Did you know that the fall is 2.7km long and between 60-82m high? Approximately half of the river’s flow falls into a long and narrow chasm called the Devil’s Throat. The Devil’s Throat is U-shaped, 82 metres high, 150 m wide, and 700 m long. The pressure of the water you feel when you stand right next to it cannot be described in words. If you haven’t visited it yet, go for it.

Nun für meine deutschen Fans: Heute waren wir an den Iguazu Fällen in Brasilien. Das waren die schönsten und beeindruckendsten Wasserfälle, die ich jeh gesehen habe. Wusstet Ihr, dass die Iguazu Wasserfälle insgesamt 2.7 km lang und zwischen 60-82m hoch sind? Ungefähr die Hälfte des Wasserfalls fliesst in die enge Teufelsschlucht, die in einem U geformt ist. Das Gefühl direkt neben den Fällen zu stehen, ist unglaublich und kann nicht in Worte gefasst werden.

Die Iguazu Wasserfälle muss man unbedingt sich angesehen haben.

Devil's throat
Iguazu Falls, Brasilian side
Iguazu Falls, Brasil, Devil's Throat
Iguazu Falls, Brasil, Devil’s Throat

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

most beautiful bookstore

Arrived in Buenos Aires we experienced really bad rain weather. However, we made the most out of it and visited as many places inside possible. That’s the most beautiful bookstore I have ever seen.

El Ateneo Grand Splendid is one of the biggest bookstores in South America and certainly the most luxurious. Located in the Recoleta neighborhood, El Ateneo is as splendid as its name, and exudes Buenos Aires’s nostalgic elegance.  The building originally housed the theater Teatro Grand Splendid, designed by architects Pero and Torres Armengol in 1919. After years of popular shows, including performances by the famous tango singer, the Grand Splendid was converted into a movie theater in the late ’20’s, featuring some of the first sound movies shown in Argentina. The El Ateneo publishing house converted this old theater into a bookstore in 2000, thankfully conserving its original aspect, but replacing seating with bookshelves. Framed by plush crimson curtains, the stage is now a cafe where literary types and people-watchers alike form part of the spectacle; acting like a porteño by sipping a cafe and reading a story has never been so literal.

most beautiful bookstore
El Ateneo Grand Splendid

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