Cañón del Sumidero, Chiapas

Sunday = tourday! Located approximate on hour with bus from San Crístobal de las Casas is the Cañón del Sumidero, or the Sumidero Canyon to be found. The canyon stretches for 13 kilometres and has vertical walls that measures up to 1000 meters above sea level. The river that separate these stone walls from eachoter is Rio Grijalva, or Río Chiapa as it is called in this region. In the northern end of the canyon is the dam Chicoasén located, a very important resource for the power generation in the region. The canyon also have a very rich fauna. During the…

El Carmen Arcotete, Chiapas

Out of the city we walked Along the colourful streets of San Cristóbal de las Casas The cobblestone turned to gravel And we entered the lush mountains Rolling green and blue hills As long as the eye could see Chiapas In search for the Mammoth we entered the earth Down below another world Where the bishops went for recreation El Carmen Arcotete and La Quinta del Obispo   but no bishops where seen   and no bells where ringing only an alone church tower towards the sky and Mayans whom still cultivates their land

Mazunte/Mermejita, Oaxaca

Yesterday we arrived to Puerto Escondido after spending  two weeks in Mazunte, a small and sleepy coastal village in Oaxaca , one of the southern regions of Mexico. It have been a good start to our travel- trying to get used to the tropical climate +30 *C or higher, plus an humidity index of 80-90%, a fare share of bugs and mosquitos and some visits to the doctor and the pharmacy and maybe most challenging of all: to get use to a total new way of living. Coming from a very cold climate and a fulltime job to just a…

La Ventanilla, Oaxaca

A 30 minute walk from Mazunte (or a 5 min drive with a pasajero or  taxi) La Ventanilla or la Sociedad Cooperativa Lagarto Real is located. In short it is a small community located at the Oaxaca Coast that works with the reforestation and the preservation of the area. The beach outside the small village is Open Ocean and not made for swimming- but the waves are magnificent. However, there is also a lagoon and the manglar, or the mangrove swamp that protects the inland from hurricanes and serves as home for many animals. Even if the sun was burning…

Mexico DF/Teotihuacán

”To see Mexico from the air is to look upon the face of creation. Our everyday, earthbound vision takes flight and is transformed into a vision if the elements. Mexico is a creation of water and fire, of wind and earthquake, of the moon and sun.” (Fuentes 1988, Nuevo tiempo mexicano) We have had four days in the Mexican Capital trying to understand that we are now here, realising and living the dream that we have had for almost two years. How does one really do that? How is one 100% present and grateful for being able to obtain and…