A thirty-plus hours flight brought me in Chiapas, were I teamed up with the Teva crew and started the seven days journey in Mexico. After an epic six hours drive we found ourselves in Aqua Azur, a cute little village at the foot of the beautiful Rio Aqua Azur, paradise!
We had a super solid crew of boaters with Rush Sturges, Evan Garcia, Aniol & Gerd Serrasolses, Casper van Kalmthout and our local guide Rafa Ortiz rounded up with a sick media crew and Mexican driver! It has been an interesting experience being the only chick on the crew and surrounded by 13 men. Full on, but super much fun ;)
The Azur River has five main drops followed shortly after each other, with the highest being a fifty footer. The color and temperature of the water, makes you love kayaking at every stroke. After the run you can look back upstream from a viewing platform, which gives you the most amazing view of the river.
Off the river, the historical Maya ruins showed the level of civilization evident in the region thousand years ago, providing entertainment plus some cultural education about the live and history in Mexico. It was great being on an other adventure living better stories! Check out www.teva.com
With her father running a kayak school and an older brother and sister already hooked on paddling, Martina had pretty much no choice than to become a kayaker. She grew up in the small seaside village of Schoorl, just to the north of Amsterdam, spending her teenage summers working as a kayak instructor for her father or following the European freestyle circuit.