Our Travel Alphabet will be starting on January 1, 2018. Stay tuned for articles about hidden tourist spots, destinations to avoid, top islands, amazing traveler photos, urban beaches, budget tips, weird places and exotic destinations.
We are Chili and Churp – world travelers on the lowest budget possible, but still enjoying a good gelato in Venice or a waffle stuffed with the biggest strawberries in Bruxelles. This blog let’s you be part of the travel experiences we made.
A good travel guide’s hardest job is keeping track of all his misses and hits when finding tourist spots worth visiting. Missing, missing, hitting, missing, hitting … a good travel guide will then prepare nice tours of only hits for his team. This web site “International Destinations” is our collection of misses and hits. Here we will blog about tourist spots worth visiting – and a remind you of those to avoid. Stay tuned :)
A trickle of turquoise is back | The Agua Azul Waterfalls in Chiapas, Mexico were famous for their cascading bright turquoise water and a strong tourist magnet. But after the huge 8.2 magnitude earthquake in September they dried up. Only few tourists did arrive since then as it became public knowledge that there was no water.
What to do? The local economy was heavily depending on tourism. Mexico’s Government promised to send experts to investigate. But as we all know, this is not Japan where a public apology is due if a train leaves the terminal 20 seconds too early. This is Mexico. Local people in Chiapas had no option but to take action themselves. They grabbed picks and shovels to shift rocks and mud. The result is not a blast, but by now at least a trickle of turquoise is back. Optimistic voices claim the falls should be back to normal within a month.
The earthquake on September 7, 2017 did hit Chiapas badly, killing approx. 100 people and many homes damaged or even completely destroyed.
The Hallos in Sion, Valais | Today we take another look over the fence, checking on what The Hallos* are blogging about :)
Switzerland Travel Guide: Sion | Time seems to be standing still in Sion. I was walking into the main area of the old town, an area where most restaurants, cafes and shops are located. But I felt uninterested and decided to take the side alleys to be away from the crowd. In these quiet streets, I found myself wandering alone listening to soft chatter coming from apartments, admiring the window displays in front of hidden artisan shops, and feeling every cobblestone I walked on under my shoes. I love the stillness of these medieval alleys. When I close my eyes, I can imagine myself in a French movie. Vintage wandering, and my fingers trail the wall of the alley, being present at that very moment and nothing else …
*The Hallos: Alexandra and Remo – better known as Herr & Frau Hallo – live in Switzerland and love to go hiking. They own a huge collection of beautiful photos and decided to create a blog to share a little bit of their travel experience and passion for photography with the virtual world. Meet The Hallos.
Today we take a look over the fence, checking on what our neighbors are blogging about. Meet The Hallos from Switzerland :) Alexandra and Remo –
better known as Herr & Frau Hallo – live in Switzerland and love to go hiking. They own a huge collection of beautiful photos and decided to create a blog to share a little bit of their travel experience and passion for photography with the virtual world. One of their many travel guides is about Säntis, Zürich and Rapperswil …
Switzerland Travel Guide by The Hallos | Last week my family made a pit stop at our place while traveling from France to Italy. Before they arrive in Zürich (Switzerland), we were discussing where to bring them for sight seeing. They stayed for a short time. Only for 5 days before they continue their journey to Italy. My mum was traveling with my sisters and their schedule were quite intense in France and Italy so we decided that they should have a more relaxing time in Switzerland and that it should be less stressful and tiring for my 70 years old mother.
We live on the eastern upper side of Lake Zürich about 26 kilometers east of Zürich. This travel guide will be more useful if you are traveling or staying around here. While planning this trip for my family, we took account two main criteria; 1: cost, 2: As close as possible to Zürich …