The Circus is in Town! The Circus is in Town! Circo Chino de Peking in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

By Posted in - Blog & China & Mexico on January 23rd, 2013 Cirus of Peking, Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

By Cacinda Maloney

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Circo Chino de Peking:  Have you ever been to a circus in a foreign country?

Cirus of Peking, Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Circo Chino de Peking Zihautanejo, Mexico

We tried it in Mexico and I have to say that my family truly enjoyed it.  It is so much different that going to the circus in the United States.

Circo Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Circo Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

First of all, it is like the most exciting thing going on, so there is a buzz around town that “the circus is in town”!

Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

The Circus is in town!
Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Then, the tickets are so cheap, as compared to what you get at Cirque de Soleil in Vegas.

Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, MexicoEven when you buy their most expensive ticket (which is cheap in comparison),  your seat is within a few feet of the stage where the exotic animals are prowling the stage.  There is only a wire fence and you, with virtually no other barricade.  Attend at your own risk! (I told you I was the adventurous type!)

Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

This circus was called Circo Chino de Peking, in other words, the Chinese Circus from Peking, and yet it was in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.  What a cultural experience! ha!

Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

What I like about this type of circus was how the performers really have to be talented to pull off the show.  It is a small venue and they all have to pull their own weight (figuratively and literally) to make the performance spectacular.  They did not disappoint.

Also, they can do things with their bodies that you and I would fall flat on our face if we tried.  They jump thru hoops and land in the air on other peoples feet, this one guy could balance his two children on a  stick with his feet and twirl them around in the air—-fast.

Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

And he was an older gentleman, so it truly is amazing what people can do with their body.  The strength in his legs and his ability to hold them up and spin them at such a high rate of speed with only his legs was unbelievable.  And the kids were probably only 10 or 12 years old.  What happens to the family act when they turn 15 or 17!!?

Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Right out side the ticket window there was a sign that said: “Going to the circus is a cultural event!”  Which kinda made me laugh, yet they really tried to sell this circus to the local Mexicans as a cultural event!  I think we were the only tourist that attended the show.

Chino de Peking, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

In the end, just like in America, we are exhausted from all the ice cream, cotton candy, soda drinks, enthusiasm of the show and so . . .

tired fella Zihuatanejo, Mexico

tired little fella Zihuatanejo, Mexico

a night out at the circus ends peacefully in our dreams…

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Sunset in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Sunset in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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