Wli Falls

I think I’ve figured out how to post pictures from my camera now. Here’s
a picture from Wli Falls. The hike was about 350 metres and took us
about 5 hours there and back. We were all drenched with sweat by the
time we got up to the top and all of us were more than happy to plunge
into the refreshing cool water. As we made our way up, we saw many
coconuts, bananas and pineapples growing on the side of the trail. Our
guide, Emmanuel, also introduced us to delicious fruits that none of us
had ever heard of. One of which was called "monkey fruit" and had a
tangy sour taste to it and another called "a-cha" which was this
incredibly sweet fruit similar in appearance to lychee, but smaller and
a clear jelly surrounds a hard pit. The taste lingers on your tongue for
a good hour and everything tastes slightly sweet. I’m somewhat saddened
that I will likely never taste this fruit again, but man oh man, it
certainly made for a delicious memory.

The view from the top of the falls is breathtaking and apparently it’s
even more amazing during the wet season when even more water is coming
down. Emmanuel mentioned that there were plans to build something that
would take visitors straight to the top (without having to do the 5 hour
hike). It will be interesting to see how tourism affects the local area
in the years ahead.

One Response to “Wli Falls”

  1. Heather Says:

    Wow that place looks like magic! Breathtaking! Can only imagine what it was like in person!