Landing at the Iguazu Falls International Airport was a delight. The airport’s colors called my name right away.
I have spent many hours on airplanes and in airports over the past few years, even though I didn’t travel outside my country many times. I just seem to have an inclination to super long flights and for airport discoveries. For me, it is part of the journey, part of the road, part of travel.
I love watching airplanes in airports, each time noticing one more detail of their exterior, or of the work it takes to operate a flight.
Entering a new airport always gives me an excited sense of new discoveries. Will I know where to go? What will their bureaucracy be like? Will there be a long line? Will I meet interesting people? How will the airport welcome me to my new destination?
Puerto Iguazu’s airport looked small from outside. Inside, it looked more shiny. Commercials welcomed me as I waited for my luggage, which quickly arrived. One of the most popular Argentine actresses, Araceli Gonzalez, was on one of them.
I didn’t get to experience too much of the airport. Desks were set efficiently close to the baggage claim space.
Within an instant, it seemed, I bought a ticket for a shuttle – and went outside to catch it.
There were trees outside, everywhere I looked.
Even though I knew I would have a great time, Iguazu wasn’t the place I looked forward to the most on the trip. After all, Iguazu is all about summer (or so I thought – stay tuned) and I was running away from summer.
Nonetheless, it took me a magical flight and a short walk in and out of the airport to realize this place was more special than I could have ever imagined. I took one more look out the shuttle’s window before it drove off, whisking me to an unexpected paradise.
What do you love most about airports?