Travel Alphabet starts on 1/1/2018

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. 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 :)


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Trickle of Turquoise is back

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.

trickle turquoise back at Agua Azur Falls Mexico
Before and after the earthquake: At least a trickle of turquoise is back at Agua Azur Falls, Chiapas, Mexico.

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.


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Tourist Top 10 Bucket List 2017

Tourist Top 10 Bucket List 2017 | The following 10 sights you should better have visited before you die:

Grand Canyon, USA

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
No, 1:  Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA.

Great Wall, China

Grosse Mauer, China
No. 2:  Great Wall, China

Paris, France

Paris
No. 3:  Paris, France

Angkor Wat, Kambodia

Angkor Wat, Kambodia
No. 4:  Angkor Wat, Kambodia.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia
No. 5:  Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal, Russia
No. 6:  Lake Baikal, Russia

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru
No. 7:  Machu Picchu, Peru

Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina/Brazil

Iguazu Wasserfälle, Argentinien/Brasilien
No. 8:  Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina/Brazil

Milford Sound, New Zealand

San Francisco
No. 9: Milford Sound in New Zealand

Ranthambore, India

Lissabon
No. 10:  Tiger-Safari in Ranthambore, India

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