But then, one of the locals beckoned me closer to the falls. In his broken English he went on to explain that this was a very special place for him, where he went to remove all negative energy and cleanse his soul. He guided me to the waterfall, placing me beneath a massive deluge. As the water pounded my senses, he chanted soothing words, emphasizing the ritual with taps against my arms, head and chest. The words lost in translation, I understood the gist of his mantra: "Let go of your mind, your heart, your body. Let the water cleanse your soul. Send your pain to the rocks and pools of water. Renew yourself." I'm not much of a soul-searching guy, but I gotta say, it was pretty cool.