Archive for February 9th, 2007

Chiapas 1: More Ruins in a Spot of Jungle

We´ve been in Chiapas for about a week now, having a most enjoyable time. Chiapas is a largely rural state in the south of Mexico bordering Guatemala, with diverse natural environments and wildlife. It is also where the Zapatista movement was spawned, in response to the economic and political inequalities between the state´s […]

The Pink Flamingos

While in Merida we made a short side trip to a bird sanctuary that lies on the Gulf of Mexico coastline. The park is famous for a local flamingo population and its beautiful mangrove setting.

Interestingly, you can see the exact point at which the nutrient rich mangrove run-off meets with the ocean:

As for the […]