Oaxaca – Hierve el Agua

20 Sep

We made it to Oaxaca at about 5.30am this morning after the night bus from Mexico City, which wasn’t too painful (made a little less painful with the help of sleeping tablets. Checked into our awesome little hostel – Casa Angel – and slept for another few hours.

Woke up for a lovely hot shower and brekkie and made friends with some Aussies (unavoidable) who were a rag-tag bunch of individual or duo travelers and headed out to Hierve el Agua – “water that boils”.

We caught a bus to the very edge of town and then all jumped in the back of a track for another half an hour journey over the mountain. To make it easy, I’m going to ctrl c + ctrl v from wikipedia:

The site consists of two rock shelves or cliffs which rise between fifty and ninety meters from the valley below, from which extend nearly white rock formations which look like waterfalls. These formations are created by fresh water springs, whose water is over saturated with calcium carbonate and other minerals. As the water scurries over the cliffs, the excess minerals are deposited, much in the same manner that stalactites are formed in caves.

So there you go – we didn’t swim as it was a little cold, but went for a wander and checked the place out. Tomorrow Kel is heading out to do some mountain bike riding and I’m off to do some shopping at the market. For now, we’re heading out with some new friends – Josie and Brendan – for dinner at the local taqueria.


One Response to “Oaxaca – Hierve el Agua”

  1. Carrie September 27, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    Ah I had forgotten about this place! Cool

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