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Sunday, April 22, 2012

To Hell and back

Hello! This is Dylan, Carly's husband. She asked me to guest post on her blog since this is one of the locations I really wanted to go to in particular. So here goes...
Last time we went to Grand Cayman we were told of a place called Hell where you can go to on the island. The city is literally called Hell, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. In the pictures below you will see Hell's gift shop!
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There are lots of reasons as to how Hell got its name, but the most obvious to me is the sharp, jagged, black rocks that would resemble something that the real Hell might have in abundance, where the Devil might make people tap dance! To get scientific, the rocks are limestone that has been severely and uniquely eroded by algae. As ocean waters have grown shallower over thousands and thousands of years, the rock has been exposed and the calcium deposits have been eaten away by the algae, resulting in the rock formations. But when it really came down to it I just thought that it looked neat!

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We spent most of the morning there just hanging out, enjoying Hell. We saw a bunch of iguanas, which was a nice bonus.

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Of course, we had to send a postcard out from Hell, you just can’t pass that up.
While this was obviously a tourist trap and quite kitschy, I just couldn’t resist going and had a very enjoyable time.

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2 comments:

Katy said...

LOL I love it! I think I have heard of Hell in the Caymans but this is the first time I saw pictures of it. Now I want to go..to Hell! ;) LOL

Tea said...

How was travelling with a little one? We've yet to try it but I would like to one day soon!

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