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  • Day309

    El viajero solitario

    January 23, 2021 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Otro vecino con los mismos intereses. Jesse viaja solo en este van, viene desde Canadá y también se dirije al sur. Compartimos un par de días con él e intercambiamos mucha información a partir de la experiencia que hasta ahora hemos acumulado... y claro que esperamos volvernos a encontrar en la ruta. Buen viaje, amigo 😉👍Read more

  • Day6

    Chiapa de Corzo

    December 25, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Chiapa de Corzo is a small and attractive colonial town with an easygoing, provincial air.

    People is kind and all the food is tasty! We Ahmad our Christmas lunch here.
    I do recommend visiting the Central Park (and its fountain) and the Malecón to watch the sunset over the river. Use some sunblocker! 🥵🌞🔥Read more

  • Day173

    Chiapa de Corzo

    September 9, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Es uno de los cuatro Pueblos Mágicos de Chiapas. Tiene un malecón en la ribera del río Grijalba. Allí hay restaurancitos de comida típica y varios grupos que ofertan el paseo en lancha por el Cañón del Sumidero.
    A la entrada del pueblo se erigen las esculturas de La Chiapaneca y El Parachico, símbolos culturales del lugar.
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  • Day6

    Sumidero Canyon

    December 25, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    🛫Mexico 7.50 🛬La Gutierrez 9.30am

    We arrived around 11 am in Cañón del Sumidero.
    It is a deep natural canyon located just north of the city of Chiapa de Corzo in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. Sumidero Canyon is a premier example of mother nature’s wrath. Situated just outside of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, this inexplicable testament to the power of water will blow your mind.

    We got a 2 hours round trip on a boat; it was a spectacular journey through the canyon, with some of the walls towering 2,500 feet (800 meters) above you. The wildlife on display is spectacular, and the boat took us on a tour past a cave in the area.

    A wide river slowly snakes along the valley below. Monkeys, crocodiles, and birds of all sorts can be spotted in the numerous jungle patches along the shoreline.
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  • Day9

    Cañon del Sumidero

    February 17, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Sākšu ar kašķīgām lietām: naktī koda odi, kuri šeit ir tik sīki, ka tos nevar lāga nosist. Tamdēļ nācās gulēt pie aizvērta loga. Kad to no rīta atveram, istabā parādās tāda kā sērūdens smaka. Nospriežam, ka šis laikam ir ārstnieciskais SPA. Vēlāk gan noskaidrojas, ka gar pašu logu tek upīte, kuru bērnībā ar puikām mēs būtu skaidri nokristījuši par Sūdupīti.
    Ātri top skaidrs, ka Chiapa del Corzo galvenā vieta ir līdz pat 250 metru dziļais Sumideiro kanjons, kuru ieskauj kilometru augstas klintis. Sākot no desmitiem rītā, visi pilsētiņas viesi tad arī dodas to skatīt. Visiem līdzi arī mēs, kā jau kārtīgiem salašņām pienākas.
    Laika prognoze sola līdz +36, un tās pamatotību var manīt jau 10os no rīta. Mūs nostāda rindā, uzvelk glābšanas vestes un tad liek gaidīt veselu stundu, jo neesam pamanījušies iereģistrēties pirms dažām lielajām grupām. Karstums pieņemas, laivinieks nesteidzas mūs vizināt, kļūstam jau nedaudz nīgri.
    Kanjons patiesībā ir upe ar diezgan spēcīgu straumi un apšaubāmu ekoloģisko stāvokli, tajā peld visādi aizdomīgi priekšmeti, un ūdens krāsa ir drīzāk brūna nekā zila. Pievienotajās fotogrāfijās skaidi redzama iPhone spēja uzlabot ūdens tīrību un ainavas kvalitāti.
    Karstums joprojām pieņemas spēkā, un 3 suņi, lai izvairītos no ģīboņa, dodas garā peldējumā pāri upei un atpakaļ, tik ausis vien ārā.
    Beidzot tiekam vesti iekšā kanjonā, un skati tiešām ir aizraujoši, aprakstīt grūti, tāpēc skatiet foto. Nosaukšu tikai redzētos objektus: klintis, alas, 1 krokodils, 1 elektrostacija, 1 Svētās Jaunavas skulptūra, 2000 putnu, 3000 plastmasas pudeļu un 2 atspirdzinošo dzērienu tirgotāji, pie kuru laivas obligāti jāpiestāj, nežēlīgos saules staros jāstāv ūdens klāja vidū, kamēr visi mūsu ekskursijas laivas dalībnieki iepērkas, un mūsu “kapteinis” saņem savu peļņas daļu. Atgriežamies tā izkarsuši un apsviluši, ka pašiem bail uz sevi paskatīties.
    Saprotam, ka šajā pilsētiņā visu esam apguvuši, atliek tikai pusdienu tiesa. Trāpam labā pusdienu restorānā, jebkuram draugam varu rekomendēt “garneļu tostu”, ko mēs ar Zandiņu šeit atklājam. Lidija ir uzticīga garneļu kokteilim, Viesturs šodien visu dienu vēlas būt atšķirīgs, tāpēc izvēlas kaut ko maksimāli tālu no garneles, un tas ir liellops. Mēs esam acīmredzami “slaukšanas objekti” šai restorānā, pat marimbistu ansamblis sāk spēlēt trijos pēcpusdienā mums par godu. Kad to novērtējam ar dzeramnaudu, pie mums steidzas kādi 3-4 aproču un kaklarotu tirgotāji. Laiks laisties lapās.
    Dodamies ceļā uz 60 km attālo un par 1500 metriem augstak esošo San Cristobal pilsētu. Interesanti, ka 4 cilvēkiem taksis izmaksa par 20% letāk nekā autobuss. Braucam pa maksas autostrādi, kas taisnā līnija stiepjas augšup gar kalnu grēdas malu, smagie auto rēc, dūmo un attīsta ātrumu ap 40 km/h. Priekšā smaga avārija - kāds mačo, liekas, būdams kunga prātā, taranējis pretim braucošo busu. Policists tam atlauzis rokas uz muguras, saslēdzis rokudzelžos un sēdina trafarētajā Federālās policijas mašīnā. Tipiska seriālu aina. Labi, ka visi iesaistītie palikuši dzīvi.
    Rīt skatīsim, kas vēl interesants notiek ap San Cristobal.
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  • Day533

    Chiapa del Corzo

    January 23, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Zufällig erfahren wir, dass im nahen Chiapa del Corzo gerade die "Fiesta Grande" stattfindet. Der Umzug sei UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe und wirklich sehenswert.
    "Fiesta Grande"? Da lassen wir uns natürlich nicht zweimal bitten.
    Und selbstverständlich werden wir nicht enttäuscht, denn inzwischen haben wir gelernt: Im Feste feiern gehören die Mexikaner zur absoluten Weltelite!
    Eine weitere Erkenntnis des Abends: Bei derartigen Veranstaltungen sollte man als Gringo nicht in der ersten Reihe stehen. Die vorbeiziehenden Gruppen werden einen gnadenlos als Lieblingsopfer aus der Menge picken. Man wird bemalt, mit Konfetti überschüttet, muss die schärfste lokale Chili probieren und wird dauernd genötigt, selbst gebrannten Mezcal aus penisförmigen Flaschen zu exen. Das kann natürlich lustig sein. Aber wer hier den Absprung verpasst, wird die nächsten Tage abwechselnd Feuer und Galle speien...
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  • Feb21

    Chiapa de Corso

    February 21, 2021 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Chiapa ist der Name des ausgestorbenen Mayastammes. Das Städtchen hingegen kommt lebendig daher. Wir schlendern durch und geniessen am Fluss eine Ceviche - fast wie an der Reuss in Luzern.

    Gabriela Ingold

    Hallo Ihr Lieben

    2/26/21Reply
    Gabriela Ingold

    Eure Reiseberichte lese ich in der Regel am Morgen zwischen 6 und 7 Uhr. Jeweils ein farbiger und erfreulicher Einstieg in Den Tag. Ich freue mich so für Euch, dass Ihr diese wunderbare Reise gemeinsam erfahren und geniessen könnt. 💚 Grüsse aus dem Aegerital Gabi

    2/26/21Reply
    Wowawi

    Schön, danke. Zwar nicht immer ganz regelmässig wie eine Tageszeitung. Doch man sich die Bilder auch mehrmals zu Gemüte führen. Mindestens mir geht es so, ich finde es auch grossartig, was wir alles sehen und erleben dürfen. Mit einem lieben Morgengruss, Erwina

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  • Day7

    And we thought the other drive was long!

    March 1, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 30 °C

    Today was just a touch brutal, metaphorically speaking. We were up at 4.00 to leave at 5.00 to cover the large distance between Oaxaca City and our next destination, Chiapa Do Corzo in Chiapas State.

    50 minutes after leaving, we pulled up at our first stop of the day - El Árbol de Tule. This is the largest tree in the world with a trunk measuring some 14m in diameter. It's not as tall as the Sherman sequoia in the US bit it's huge. At least, I think it was as it was hard to see in the pitch black with only a few street lights to illuminate the spectacle! I think the picture gives some idea of its scale but there you go.

    Clambering aboard our bus in the cool dawn air, we set off for our next archaeological site, the Zapotec centre of Mitla. Much like Monte Alban, this was built on a hill and was a place of Royal life and ceremony, including human sacrifice and the offering of human hearts to the gods. However, it was much more compact and intact than the previous site. This was due to it being reinhabited by the Mixtecs and their allegiance with the Spanish. Furthermore, this was the first site where they found tombs, which we duly explored although they were small.

    The most remarkable thing about Mitla were the wall frieses that are all original and over 2000 years old. The geometric patterns represent various gods and also the Zapotec belief in the circle of life, death and rebirth.

    It took about an hour all told to explore the entirety of the site and so at about 10:00, we boarded the bus and there we stayed, barring comfort breaks, until we reached Chiapa Do Corzo at 20:00!! That's right, 15 hours since we left Oaxaca City!

    The journey was pretty tortuous. The bus wound its way up and down mountain roads for the vast majority of the journey with only the last 3 or 4 hours on a straight road known as 'La Ventosa' or the windy one. Chiapas State, due to its positioning in the country, is buffeted by winds and, therefore, the Mexicans have taken advantage of this and built wind farms all along this stretch of the terrain. To be honest, I lost track of time on the coach so we could have been on La Ventosa 30 minutes, 4 hours or 5 years for all I knew! To compound the misery of 15 hours on the bus, I chose to sit on the wrong side meaning that the sun beat down on me for most of the journey. I didn't realise this due to the A.C. on the coach but now i know why I was feeling so ill at ease! I got pretty fed up with listening to music too so there was little relief from the monotony because I'm totally incapable of reading on a bus without projectile vomiting everywhere after about 10 minutes!

    As you can imagine, I was tired and emotional by the end of the journey. A limp tuna salad and a beer at the hotel did little to alleviate my ennui, so I will retire to bed hoping for better things tomorrow!
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  • Day207

    Into the Clouds

    February 25, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    We had heard about the huge climb to San Cristobal de Las Casas, so positioned ourselves at the base of the climb in Chiapa de Corozo, and set off up the 190 Libre the next morning. After about 20 km of climbing we passed a turnoff to Villahermosa, and from then on there was very little traffic on the road as we climbed through tiny mountain villages where maize is grown on steep rocky slopes. We got the impression that many of the locals, dressed in traditional clothing, had never been outside of their own small towns. We also saw large plantations of granadilla fruit for the first time and enjoyed trying the sweet gelatinous fruit at one of our breaks on the climb. We enjoyed the cool cloudy morning, but as we climbed ever higher we ended up riding into the clouds, which limited views and the length of any breaks due to the chill in the air. When we finally descended from the 2440 m summit to a small sunny town we celebrated by eating a second lunch and then climbed a final 200 m hill before descending into the valley of San Cristobal de Las Casas. All told we climbed almost 2000 m in about 70 km - another record for the trip.Read more

  • Day25

    Cañón del Sumidero, Chiapas

    December 28, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Am Tag vor der Busfahrt nach Guatemala habe ich noch einen Ausflug in den Cañón del Sumidero gemacht, der ganz in der Nähe von San Cristóbal liegt. Eigentlich wollte ich gerne zu den Wasserfällen Agua Azul, die ebenfalls in Chiapas am sogenannten „Gringo Trail“ liegen. Die Busfahrt dorthin ist jedoch verhältnismäßig teuer und da die Wasserfälle durch das Erdbeben in Mexiko vom 8. September 2017 stark beeinträchtigt und noch nicht vollständig wiederhergestellt sind, entscheide ich mich gegen Agua Azul und für den Cañón del Sumidero. Ich fahre gemeinsam mit Daan, der aus Nijmegen kommt und den ich bereits aus dem Hostel in Oaxaca kenne. Zufällig sind wir in San Cristóbal wieder im selben Hostel und wir beschließen, die Tour in den Canyon zusammen zu machen.
    Der Cañón del Sumidero gehört zu einem Nationalpark, der sich zum Ziel gemacht hat, die teilweise vom Aussterben bedrohten Tierarten wie Kormorane, Pelikane, Klammeraffen und Flusskrokodile zu schützen. Da der Canyon mit Wasser gefüllt ist, fährt man (ganz schön schnell) mit Booten durch die bis zu 1.000 Meter hohen Schluchten und kann links und rechts die Dschungelvegetation anschauen. Neben unglaublich vielen Vögeln sehen wir Affen und sogar zwei Krokodile. Eins könnt Ihr auf dem markierten Foto am Ufer liegend zumindest erahnen😉.
    Mit der Tour in den Canyon endet meine Zeit in Chiapas, wo man sicherlich noch viel mehr Zeit verbringen könnte, da die Natur unheimlich vielfältig ist. Von Dschungel bis Pazifikküste ist alles dabei, sodass ich den Bundesstaat gut als Urlaubsziel empfehlen kann.
    Ich hoffe, Ihr hattet einen guten Start in das neue Jahr und konntet die ersten Jahrestage genießen. Ganz liebe Grüße von Eurer Astrid 😘✨
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Chiapa de Corzo, Čiapa de Korsas, Chiyapan Corzo, Чьяпа-де-Корсо

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