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In July of 2006, I went to Iguazu Falls, Argentina as an 18-year-old rookie traveler, traveling on my own for the first time.

In May of 2013, I returned to Iguazu as a veteran of over thirty countries, bringing two rookie travelers to one of the New7Wonders of Nature according to 100 million votes cast in the last few years.

See my attempt to recreate my favorite photo from the trip.

Much has changed in the seven years, but I wanted to recreate a spontaneous photo taken on my first trip that captured my first extended sabbatical from shaving and how getting drenched at the Garganta del Diablo falls made me feel like a wet dog.

2006
2013

The weather and the framing differ, but the falls are still as beautiful as I remember. Actually a trip to Iguazu is much better in 2013 than 2006 for reasons to be shared in an upcoming trip report.

My favorite photo from the 2013 attempted recreation was this.

Have you ever recreated a trip or a memory years later?

 

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