I didn't tell Gregg anything about Chiapas before we got here but it was not long after crossing the state line from Oaxaca that he said, "I think this is the most beautiful place we have seen so far." Yes, that is what thought too. I loved Chiapas on my last visit and so far it does not disappoint this time either. We are in Chiapa de Corzo, for our second night at the comfortable, spa-like, Hotel Ceiba. The town has fantastic artisan shopping, great food, and the Rio Grijalva. Today we took a short boat ride to a small, family-owned, island. We ate lunch and then buzzed around in the river. Tomorrow we will take the launcha down river to view the majestic Canon Sumidero.
Earlier in our journey, I asked Alex what she liked best so far. Perhaps it was a day after a long drive or while we were staying in one of the less luxurious accomodations, but her reply was, "San Diego." I chalked it up to the large pool, the 9-year old swim-mate, and the free flowing lemonade at the Loews Coronado, rather than general culture shock. Tonight at dinner, thinking she may sense our more relaxed vibe, I asked her again. She replied, "Still San Diego. But I am waiting for PANAMA! I think Panama is going to be really great!" After two weeks of hearing, "Are we in Guatemala yet?" I found this interesting. In two days, Alex, we will be in Guatemala yet. And I think you're going to like it.
There are so many photos -- I need to figure a good way to share them.