I Want To Go To There: Waterfall Edition

For some reason lately my Spotify has been determined that I should reminisce with music from the mid-ninety’s. This has been seeping into my psyche, as evidenced by my slightly angsty post about Radiohead the other day.

This morning threw some TLC my way, and contrary to what the song advises, I do in fact feel like going to chase waterfalls would be a great plan right about now.

So here are the top 5 waterfalls I want to go to, ASAP (please):

1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Via: desktopas.com
Via: desktopas.com

Planted right on the Zimbabwe and Zambia border, this monster waterfall is approximately a mile wide, with water crashing down 360 feet. The Zambezi River appears to fall into nothingness across from a spray-shrouded rain forest.  It’s the largest continual curtain waterfall in the world.

Also, its indigenous name is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means “Smoke that Thunders.” Which is pretty bad ass. How can you NOT want to see that? (Travel Info)


2. Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls, Iceland

Via: travel.nationalgeographic.com
Via: travel.nationalgeographic.com

First off, I have NO idea how to pronounce that. Second, at the right time of year this waterfall is surrounded by wildflowers. Third of all, it is possible to WALK BEHIND this almost 200 feet tall waterfall.

I don’t think I need to say anything else. (Travel Info)


3. Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina

Via: world.new7wonders.com
Via: world.new7wonders.com

Another waterway dividing two countries, Iguazu Falls is a series of 275 individual waterfalls averaging between 200 and 270 feet high. There are various islands and cataracts dividing the falls along a 1.7 mile stretch of the Iguazu River.

Apparently Eleanor Roosevelt lamented “Poor Niagraafter seeing Iguazu… which makes sense since Niagara is about a third of the size.  (Travel Info)


4. Ban Gioc–Detian Falls, China/Vietnam

Via: vacationhomes.net
Via: vacationhomes.net

If you didn’t pick up on the theme by now, I am apparently drawn to country-splitting waterfalls. This three hundred foot wide, three-tiered beauty is bordered by rice paddies and lush greenery. A boat will take you closer to the falls, for a price.

Fishing is common in the 80 foot deep pool at the base of the waterfall. I have been told that the fish is both tasty and delicious. (Travel Info)


5. Waikato’s Bridal Veil Falls, New Zealand

Via: Pinterest
Via: Pinterest

This narrow waterfall plunges 180 feet from a basalt cliff into a large pool formed by erosion of the sandstone base. It is located off the Pakoka river, within the Wairēinga Scenic Reserve which is home to the endangered Spider Orchid plant, if you are into that kind of thing.

Bonus; it’s in New Zealand, so I could indulge my nerdy Tolkien side as well.  (Travel Info)


And if you missed my Waterfalls reference or simply want to see some glorious 1995 music video excellence….


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