Tehuantepec

Tehuantepec is a minor town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. When I heart about the earthquake in Mexico last year, I heart about Mexico City and the Mexican state of Puebla, but I do not remember, that they also were talking about Oaxaca and Chiapas (San Cristobal de las Casas).

Now I have reached the state of Oaxaca and here are the signs of the earthquake still to see. In the home I am now – with a CS host, the ceiling did not make it all the way, but they are quite lucky, because they still can live here. There are buildings in town, which are totally damaged. The photo above is taken in my hosts home. He told me (I had not even asked him for it), that I was allowed to take photos.

I cannot see any router for Internet here, though you have to wait for more travel reports for some days. By the way, earthquakes happen here daily, most are so small, one did not feel them. Earthquakes between 4 and 5 points on the “Scale of Richter”, I was told, are expected once a day. Because I will be for a while in “the earthquake area”, I will daily send an email to my children and post a message on twitter, but I believe in my Guardian angel and will not change my route.

Stay tuned as usual 😀

 

San Cristobal de las Casas and Sumidero Canyon

Did I already tell you, that I love mountains? I think I did. I am so happy, that I have found the mountains I like so much even here in Mexico. In a valley inside the mountains is the town San Cristobal de las Casas situated. That is the first Mexican town, that I really like. I like that town even more than Monterrey. In addition to that, the mountains also have a canyon, a canyon where you can go by boat on the river and see the canyon from below. It is amazing! All this you can find in the state of Chiapas.

If you cannot make it to see it with your own eyes, I recommend you to read my site about it, which is easy to find by following the link for Chiapas. – For the photos you have to wait another day. It is worth it.

Enjoy and stay tuned!

Calakmul

“Calakmul was one of the largest and most powerful ancient cities ever uncovered in the Maya lowlands.” (Wikipedia) When I was in Campeche before, I decided not to buy a tour till Calakmul, but visit this “must see” Maya ruin, when I will be back from Belize, because it seemed, that the site is closer to Escárcega, but Campeche. At that time, I did not know, what I know today. Today I am more rich of a lot of moments, more wise as well, but also more poor. To visit Calakmul had cost me around 1.500 MXN, almost 500 more than necessary. Why I had to visit the ruins and why the visit became so expensive you can read about soon.

I have finished the update of the homestay with the Maya family. For following this homestay, click on Belize and scroll down to the 30th June.

Coming back from Belize I stayed a night in Chetumal, Quintana Roo. Please click on Quintana Roo and scroll down to July 2018, if you are interested in it.

I also have updated my site about Campeche – Escárcega and Calakmul. For reading about these places, please click on Campeche and scroll down to July 2018.