Saturday, March 11, 2017

Chiapas

It's funny and sad that when I mention to people that I'm going to or am in Chiapas, the first question is "What about the Zapatistas?"  That episode in their history was over twenty years ago. On the positive side it did give a face to Chiapas and there are young backpackers galore from all over the world here!

I've been traveling this past week in this magnificently, gloriously beautiful and pristine state.
If you have never been here then you have missed one the great treats of life.

From Palenque to Aqua Azul waterfalls, Misol-Ha waterfall and now in San Cristobal de las Casas.

Yesterday, quite by accident, I witnessed two ancient ceremonies in two different villages that were, without a doubt, one of the highlights of my life.  It was hard to sleep last night as the memories of
the day kept running through my mind.

Only one more day in San Cristobal and then off to Chiapa de Corzo and the Sumidero Canyon which is beyond spectacular.

I have not downloaded any of the photos as yet but suffice to say, there is much to share. 

By this time next week, if not sooner, I'll be able to share this awesome state with you, that has more indigenous living in it then any other state in Mexico.

See you back on the hill in SMA, or down the road in Mexico.

8 comments:

sylvia said...

I look forward to your pictures and to hear aliitle more about your visit. My niece that lives in Mexico City says it is a must go to place!
I hope to go there-I think you picked the best time of year when the waters are clear and beautiful.!

postcardsfromsanantonio.com said...

Chiapas is such a remarkably magical world. Looking forward to seeing your photos....

TakeToTheHighwaydotcom said...

Loved that Sumidero Canyon boat ride! Hope you spot some howler monkeys in the trees!

Croft said...

We loved it there. Some of the most beautiful scenery in Mexico!

gringosuelto said...

I thought Chiapas was magical when I was there. Ocosingo was charming in its own, small-city way. The scenery around the state was amazing, as were the Mayan ruins. And San Cristóbal de las Casas was a very magical place.

I'm disappointed you haven't posted any photos, but I'm looking forward to seeing them in future posts.

Saludos,

Kim G
Redding, CA
Where there are beautiful mountains, but no ruins or exotic cultures.

lauriec said...

Thanks! Cannot wait to see next post as we are heading there in late March!

Babs said...

Kim, just returned. Did not have internet service in some of the remote places that I was like Chiapa de Corzo and others plus could not get the photos to download to the
laptop since the computer guy worked on it. Aaargh. So will post in the next day or two........lots to catch up on since I've been gone over a week.

Stay tuned.


Lauriec - Will post in the next day or so. Thanks for commenting

Steve Cotton said...

Chiapas is one of my favorite parts of Mexico. Barco's brother lives there. I need to get back one of these years.