Izapa: A Crossroads of Trade

April 1, 2017                  Chiapas, Mexico Our tour’s first destination today was the ruins of Izapa. To get there, we drove east from Puerto Chiapas until we were just a few miles from the Guatemalan border. Our guide, Cora, told us the history of Izapa. It was the […]

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FOTD: Orchids at Izapa

Izapa was a Mayan city in Mexico just west of the Guatemalan border that was inhabited between 1250 BC and AD 1200. The excavated ruins that one can visit represent only a small portion of this important center of trade that was home to around 35,000 people. On a visit there in April, I spotted […]

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