Mexico Secret: Personal Pyramid

Chiapas is my favorite part of Mexico. Most of it is mountainous and cool, and a place where you can witness Mayan life, past and present — often in places that see few to no visitors. One such site is Chinkultic, about 25 miles southeast of Comitán (and reached by bus). There’s a winding battered road that makes the final couple miles to the site, backed by green mountains. Or you can take a ‘taxi.’ My taxi was a huge American pickup truck driven by an 11-year-old. Trying to impress, he took the curves fast and nearly collided with a bicyclist coming the other way. He waited for me as I explored the site — reaching the top and looking over mountains and forest. No one was in sight. Even the angry bike rider.

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Robert Reid is a travel writer (Lonely Planet, New York Times, ESPN), travel expert (Today Show, CNN's Headline News), travel videographer (76-Second Travel Show) and travel artist (don't ask).
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5 Responses to Mexico Secret: Personal Pyramid

  1. bicyclegourmet says:

    prediction: this kid will have his own tour company by 15.

  2. Robert Reid says:

    Good point. That would be about now. I was there about four or five years ago!

  3. Parvis Brahim says:

    It didn’t concern you that he’s a kid? Or is this normal, kids driving in Mexico? Spectacular view by the way…so peaceful [and almost tourist-free.]

  4. Robert Reid says:

    I wouldn’t say it’s normal, but it’s the sort of thing that makes Mexico so fun too.

  5. geciktirici sprey says:

    I would love to see these pyramids

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