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Day trip to Hierve el Agua from Oaxaca
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Created: April 24, 2017, 02:01:49 AM
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Close to Oaxaca there is a place called Hierve el Agua (Spanish for "the water boils") "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. One of the cliffs, called the "cascada chica" (small waterfall) or the Amphitheatre, contains two large artificial pools for swimming as well as a number of small natural pools.One of the artificial pools is very near the edge of the cliff."

It is an amazing sight and looks unreal.


For some it was fascinating stuff :D
Two can play this game mother nature 

For a change our bikes was a bit lighter as we left most of the luggage at Overland oasis in Oaxaca. The nice dirt road to the waterfall was a nice break from the city and stretcher of tar we had to ride.

Photo credit https://www.motophil.ch/
Phillipe and his black magic DR650
Photo credit [USER=319722]@pmcl77[/USER]

The one is old and the other one older 

It was time to get out of town and hit the coast again. We stayed with Calvin and Leanne from Overland Oasis just outside of Oaxaca. They have a really groovy setup. Touring bus they used to travel with is parked inside a huge hanger which they also converted to a kitchen and living area. They house about 5 RV trucks and a few tents. Quite a nice place to hang for a while and fix all the shit that needs to be fixed.

One hora and a bit to replace all fours on the bike. Tyres in Mexico is stupidly expensive for some other dark reason. And we could only get Heidenaus which is not one of my favorite tyres. Mitas does supply in Mexico but not the dualie tyres.

Overland Oasis camp spots. 

Mexicans have some weird shit going sometimes :lol3

But you can't fault them for being a colourful bunch of people.

Churches and ruins, there are a gazillion of them :lol3

The first of a few ruins we would visit. It is just me but all I see is dead people. [USER=352847]@goodcat[/USER] got a new name, Shaun Croft - Tombraider. This man is ruin crazy he loves the stuff and visited nearly every one he could find. In fact the Mexican archaeological ministry now rely on his knowledge and information to update their records on ones they did not know exist. :lol3


Re: Day trip to Hierve el Agua from Oaxaca
By rynet at: June 03, 2017, 01:02:17 PM

Great report , beautiful photos  :smiley: