It takes a walk, an in-park train ride, then another walk to make it to the Devil’s Throat, and the walk to the Devil’s Throat is surprisingly calm.
Flora accompanies me alongside calm water under the bridge that’s beneath my feet.
The majority of my surrounding is green, yet colors surprise me every now and then.
As a beginning solo traveler, I ask a woman to take my photo. It turns out she’s part of a group of seniors. They all live in a retirement home in northwest Argentina, and they’re here on a trip the home has organized. She very courageously agrees to let me show her how to take the photo, and we start chatting.
Argentines are wonderfully warm – or perhaps it’s just those I met during my week in this magical county way too many months ago (miss you, Argentina!). Every day, I had about 3 long conversations with people who were complete strangers minutes earlier, and every time – it was enjoyable.
This woman is no exception, and she introduces me to her friends, who take our photo together. We walk slowly and pause midway, until we see foams of water in the distance.
We keep walking. Quite appropriate to the Devil’s Throat, we are in a race against time. Somehow, though, even though Argentina’s Iguazu National Park is about to close for the day soon, we make it to our destination (and back to the entrance gate) on time.
When you stand right above the Devil’s Throat on the balconies, parts of it appear to be the same as any other group of falls in the park.
Yet this crater-like part of the park is especially massive, and the amount of water that flows here is challenging to understand, even when you’re right here.
Stare at the water going down, then up again in foam, for a few moments nonstop, and you’ll be certain it’s powerful enough to reach the balcony and turn you into foam too, so that you may stay in the magic of nature.
If you stick to the balcony, though, chances are the Devil’s Throat will be one of your sweetest memories of northeastern Argentina.
Have you ever looked down the Devil’s Throat? Then what happened?