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My 10 favorite waterfalls

I am inlove with anything that has to do with water! So it comes naturally that I love waterfalls ! 

I have seen many many waterfalls in my life. Especially when I live in a country as Switzerland where a valley is called Valley of the 72 waterfalls! 

I will ofcourse not going to bring out all my favorit falls but only 10 of them. The list is not only based on the beauty of the falls but aswell of the great memories I have from that place!


1. Semuc Champey, Guatemala


2014

Semuc Champey is not an easy place to get to but worth every minute of the bumpy ride in a crowded bus.

This cascade is first on my list because I love waterfalls that create many levels of swimming holes or pools. The turquoise pools are surrounded by lush green vegetation and make a beautiful contrast. It’s peaceful and most of the time you are having this place all for yourself.
 

2. Jim jim falls, Australia

 

2014

In spite of lack of the water from the waterfall I still think Jim Jim falls earns a second place on my list. Just imagine this place when there is water pourring down! As long as there is not a crocodile swimming down the falls! Don’t forget we are talking about Australia! 

3.  Wallamans falls, Australia

2014

Australians tallest waterfall with a plunge of almost 300 meters. Do I need to say more?

 

4. Sendang tui, Indonesia

2014

A beautiful waterfall on the Lombok island. What you can’t see from the picture is there are garbages floating everywhere! We paid an entrance for the park but all around the park was plastic bottles and bags. It was sad to see.

5. Agua azul, Mexico

2014

Agua azul means blue water in spanish. Instead of shimmering blue we got grey and murky water because of the heavy rain the days before. However, the many levels of falls were still beautiful!

6. Kuangsi, Laos

2011

Unfortunally when we were backpacking in 2011 I was not into photography so I don’t have much (any) photo from this fall. It was truly beautiful with the blue milky water descending down in many levels. It was just to crowded that time we were there.
 

7. Gumlom waterfalls creek, Australia

2014

You guys know I heart an infinity pool but what is even better is a natural infinity pool with an amazing view. A bit dry by the time we got there but we were enjoying the little water it was left. 

8. Saluopa, Indonesia

2014

I remember people and plastic…everywhere! But this falls is special because the fall was almost white like it was whipped cream smeared on the rocks. 

9. Shiraito no taki, Japan

Small small stream of water falling down. Since it is in Japan just imagine if they have plant cherry trees around and during the spring..wow!

10. Mürrenbach falls, Switzerland

2016

What is so special with this one in Lauterbrunnen is how excited we were when we could walk all the way up to the fall! And aswell how beautiful and tall it actually is! I appreciate Mürrenbach more than the famous Staubbach fall on the same valley not far away.

And do you guys have any favorite waterfalls?

 

 

 

Hierve el agua, Mexico

Hierve el agua was high high up on my long list “to see in Mexico”! So ofcourse when we got the chance we went to see it in 2014.

To get there, I know that you can take a day tour with travel companies or you can hire a private driver. As usually David and I wanted to do it the cheapest way! So we started our day from Oaxaca city around 70km away from Hierve el agua. We took a local bus that dropped us off in the middle of nowhere. Then we jumped into a shared taxi that took us to a small town where we took another local bus to Mitla. From there we then took a “chicken bus” to Hierve el agua but the bus would not leave before it got full so we had to wait one hour. ( Luckly on the way back we took a shared taxi from Mitla all the way back to Oaxaca.)

Hierve el agua in spanish means “water boils” but when we got there the water was ofcourse not boiling but it was bubbling!

I don’t know how to describe this place but I think Lonely planet did a very good job so here is how they describe it : “Hierve El Agua, 14km southeast of Mitla, bubbling mineral springs run into natural infinity pools right on a cliff’s edge with spectacular panoramas. Water dribbling over the cliff edge for millennia has created mineral formations that look like huge frozen waterfalls. “

That description makes everybody wants to go there right?

When David and I were there it was quite crowded but we still managed to capture some photos of this beautiful place without someone else head or arms in them! But to get those pictures David and I got into an argument because every 5 minutes I would be throwing him the camera and be shouting “Now there is no one! Hurry hurry!”.

If you want to avoid the crowds I have heard that you can stay there over the night so you would have the whole place for yourself the late afternoon and the early morning.

The natural infinity pool

There are guided tour for a very short hike to see the stalagmite waterfalls. It’s not really necessary to use a guide but I think it’s good for the local people to earn some money.



I really enjoyed this place and if I get the chance to visit it again I would!

Read more about Hierve el agua here.