March 14, 2011
Waterfalls! Who doesn’t like ‘em? Or, as JesusW said on his recent visit to Chiapas, Mexico: “The waterfalls of Agua Azul are a miracle made by Mother Nature.”
We hope you feel the spray on your face and the roar in your ears from these members:
TravelswithKids visited “The Smoke that Thunders,” a.k.a. Victoria Falls, one of the giants in the waterfall kingdom. “There should be one recommendation category higher than ‘Very Highly Recommended’ called ‘You have to see this once in your lifetime’ and Victoria Falls is one such place,” he reports.
JesusW also visited Cascadas de Misol-Ha Waterfall on his trip to Chiapas where he describes a unique configuration. “This is a tall waterfall that falls in an almost circular pond where you can swim. The nice detail is that you can walk behind the waterfall and reach a little cave where there is another (much smaller) waterfall sprouting from the rock.”
The 27 Charcos of Damajagua in the Dominican Republic sound demanding, as travelers have to hike to get to the top. According to upt0wn112: “Once at the top you get to go down! You can slide down shoots, jump off cliffs into pools, and it’s very relaxing/exhilarating to head down! There's just no way to describe it -- it’s well worth the effort of getting there.”
Iguazu Falls in Argentina is considered one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. Niiko highly recommends the Brazilian side for the most awesome views and to take your time. “The scale of the waterfalls and the mass of water rushing by is hard to comprehend, and there's a good few hours of gaping to be had here,” he says.
RoBoNC took a father and son trip to Niagara Falls. Cold January temperatures had thinned out the crowds and they felt they could not have picked a better time. The Canadian side provided the best views, and they were treated to an added bonus. “The Falls drop so high that the mist is constantly coming down like a never-ending rainstorm. As we were leaving, I noticed a rainbow which I hear is not uncommon for this area. But there was something about it. I had never seen a more clearly defined rainbow with a beginning and an end. The rainbow stretched from one side of the falls to the other. That rainbow with the falls crashing behind it only added to the beauty of this natural wonder.”
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Posted by Nik’sMom (Terre Grilli)