Leaving the Iguazu Falls International Airport, there was one clear color to notice: green. The landscape was dominated by trees. A sign wished me to have a nice trip, yet the sign had no clue how nice it would really be – or did it?
I had just come from Buenos Aires, where I wore more than one layer. Where it was cold, the way I like it. The moment I landed in Puerto Iguazu – Argentina’s getaway to the Iguazu Falls it shares with Brazil – I took off my winter attire and remained started walking around in short sleeves. It was early September last year and Argentina was emerging from winter, yet in Puerto Iguaz – it was hot.
I wasn’t focused on the lack of winter. I was focused on the trees.
I knew I booked an “expensive” hostel – $15 a night for a bed in a dorm room instead of $10 in some other places, off season and when the country was still suffering from Chile’s volcanic eruption. I knew it had a great-looking pool.
I had no idea music would start playing in my head when the shuttle stopped and announced it was my station. This is what I saw:
I couldn’t get off the shuttle and see it up close fast enough.
It was the luxury experience of hostels, and Hostelling International did a fantastic job making me never, ever, ever wanting to leave.
A big hostel with pretty much every amenity one could dream of, restaurant included. The hostel’s team was a-mazing and I spent many hours talking to its members, laughing with them and…. drinking what I think was my first Mate, the Argentine national drink!
I went for my first swim in quite a while. I didn’t have a swimsuit and the water was too cold for me, yet it was fun!
Then I stayed by the pool for sunset-watching. I’ll leave you with the pictures!
How do you pamper yourself when you travel?