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Jan 6, 2016 - Making our way to San Cristóbal de las Casas

Making our way to San Cristóbal de las Casas Palenque to Toniná We had been warned that Highway 199 south of Palenque was pretty rough. I suppose if we were driving our Jeep it wouldn't have been that bad. But our motorhome rolled, rocked, lurched and crunched over the unavoidable potholes, bazillion topes (speed bumps), and pavement that dropped unexpectedly to the side or in the middle or completely across the road. It took us over 5 hours to go 120 km. The topes here are also not the rolling kind. They are the straight up, concrete,...

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Sep 22, 2015 - Day 9 of Rachel's trip.....

Day 9 - first issue - how to pack our bags with 'a few' extra purchases- it took some time and some serious rolling and squishing and eventually they were shut!! So we headed out to wander up to the hills either side of town and stumbled on the town parade - BIZZARRE!!! Just see the pictures it was so strange and made getting about town a nightmare - everyone was dressed up in all sorts of outfits the most popular being scary clowns with huge rubber rings around their tummy - it's unexplainable - the pictures will show you!! But eventually...

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Mexico 2015

Sep 21, 2015 - Week 6 - day 8

Day 8 - time for another tour as recommend by Laura when she visited - the waterfalls and canon near Chiapa Del Corzo (Canon Del Sumidero). This consisted of an hours minibus trip to a jetty where we jumped aboard a speed boat and spent the next two hours shooting down the canon, described by the lonely plant as a 'spectacular fissure with a dam at the northern end creating a 25km long reservoir with canon walls towering a massive 800m above water level'! It was a really great trip and there were waterfalls, crocodiles and all sorts of...

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Mexico 2015

Sep 20, 2015 - Week 6 - day 7......

Day 7 - we arranged to do a trip to some local indigenous villages and it was Sunday which means market day! We headed out on a minibus with our guide and he took us to a local Mayan family house. In the house all the woman in the house were busy making tortillas, doing the washing and making the traditional clothing and apartments all the men were out working the fields!! The family cooked us tortillas and gave us some of the local spirit 'Posh' a fairly strong liqueur made from sugar cane - bit much for 10am but hey ho- down the hatch!!...

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Mexico 2015

Mar 3, 2015 - San Cristobal de las Casas

Sunday 3/1 We headed off from Tehuantepec this morning for the drive to San Christobal de las Casas. Fortunately we weren’t faced with a winding mountain road this morning. We drove past lots of farm land, including the biggest wind farm I ever saw. It would not be exaggerating to say that there were miles of row upon row of the modern windmills. After driving along the flat coastlands, we turned inland and began the long climb up the mountains. This was a better road, though, and we enjoyed panoramic vistas along the way. We reached Tuxtla...

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Feb 11, 2015 - Le Chiapas (San Cristobal) et Palenque

Bonjour a Tous, (Desoler pour accents et conjugaisont, clavier espagnol) Mer de Montagnes... Quel beau slogan !!! Encore quelques montees infammes... Pour se rendre a San Cristobal a 2000m d,altitude dans la vallee. Ville tres coloniale avec son Palais Presidentiel, sa Cathedrale et bien d,autres eglises un peu partout. Comme 2 sur les petites collines dans la ville, belle marche pour s,y rendre. Bien des couleurs, pas seulement dans les marchees, les maisons sont aussi toute en couleur, ce qui rehausse les promenades et met de la vie dans...

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Nov 23, 2012 - Canyons, crocs and an old city

Dinner last night was another Italian restaurant and one of the cooperatives run by the Zapatistas. Rafa has shared much information about this movement which is very interesting. Bruce had us all peeing our pants laughing with his theories on how to pick up women. When asked how to pick up men he said "you go to a pub...." We waited for the rest but that was it. My bed had two wool blankets and a quilt and I needed all of them. There's no heat and the "fresh" mountain air is down right cold. Theresa and I were up early and searched for...

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Nov 9, 2011 - Visiting San Cristobal De Las Casas and around

We arrived in San Cristobal to discover a beautiful village in the mountains, and the fact that it was pretty freezing! The village and its region has loads to offer, but with only thee days there, we did not want to rush and instead enjoyed tequilas (too much), talking to locals (extremely nice people who do not speak english, good for our practice) and eating (too much also). On our last day there, we met with a local guide Julio, a friend of Miguel who worked at our Tulum hotel. This is definitely the way to meet great people as Julio is...

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Blame it on Rio!

Jun 25, 2011 - San Cristobal de las casas

Bonjour! Nous revoila sur internet! Nous y avons acces tres facilement! Cest gratuit dans certains hotels ou lon va! Alors on en profite car le prochain endoit ou l;on se rend, Palenque, il n;y en aura pas puisque nous serons totalement dans la Jungle!!!! San Cristobal est une autre petite ville coloniale charmante! Elle se situe dans les montagnes alors disons que la temperature est pas mal plus fraiche!!! Nous sommes descendue plus bas aujourd hui et le contraste est impressionant! Hier, nous avons visiter deux petits villages maya! Il y...

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Jun 11, 2011 - San Cristobal de Las Casas

Well, I've made it to the State of Chiapas in the wonderful city of San Cristobal de Las Casas. I ended up taking a half day tour going on a boat ride through Sumidero Canyon and it was fantastic. This particular boat ride was great as I got to see some amazing picturesque areas in the canyon and even got to see a few crocodiles along the way. Pictures can be found here. I even got the opportunity to take a half day tour visiting a native town in Mexico where the native's still practice their own customs, religion, language, and laws. These...

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May 19, 2011 - San Cristobal de Las Casas

was fuer ein name, was fuer ein ort. hier scheint die auslaendische alternativenklave zu sein. vegane cafes, yogaklassen, ashrams, kunstlaeden,...aber auch die uebel, welche eine offensichtliche anzahl westlicher touristen anzieht: bettelnde kinder, die ihrem werke nachgehen, da es immer noch westliche touristen gibt, die geld geben und den kindern somit die chance auf 1 schulbildung verderben, da betteln lukrativer sein kann, als der hart verdiente tageslohn des vaters. eine direkte spende an hilfsprojekte vor ort oder brauchbares...

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May 14, 2011 - San Cristobal De Las Casas

Finally in Mexico!! Though it doesn't feel as Mexican as I thought it was. Apparently that is because the state we are in as protests against being 'Mexican' which is slightly odd, but oh well! On the bus in a saw a maHOOssive bull just tied up at the side of the road which I thought a potential catastrophe, obviously the mexicans are very trusting of thier animals.I also saw a few ranches which excited me quite a lot! Never seen a proper ranch before! Ha. Here in San Cristobal, we stayed in a really friendly hostel whose owners, about...

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