Tag Archives | Chiapas

Palenque: graceful jungle ruins

  “A qué hora es el próximo bus a Palenque?” This was my MO for getting from one place to another in Mexico (and in South America, for that matter): Arrive at the bus station and ask for the next bus to wherever I wanted to go. One was usually leaving in a few minutes. […]

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San Juan Chamula: traditional Maya and a bit more

  For sheer weirdness, it’s hard to beat San Juan Chamula. This little village, located about 30 miles from San Cristóbal de las Casas, has become a tourist attraction for weir…um…its unusual religious practices. The jungle-y state of Chiapas, on Mexico’s southern border, is one of the most indigenous in a country of ancient nations. […]

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San Cristobal de las Casas: a mecca in Chiapas

  San Cristobal de las Casas doesn’t feel like Mexico. For one thing, the city is located in the state of Chiapas, which is more green and jungley than Mexico’s arid north. For another, the architecture looks different with its layers of red tile roofs and stout, bright plaster walls. I recall San Cristobal as […]

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Faces of Mexico..and a peek ahead.

  Happy New Year to all my friends and faithful followers. As I’ve said many times: you make my travel rich and, always, you are the reason for this blog. Every time I think about quitting. Every time I’m tempted to just let my little opus slip quietly into the maw of the digital beast, […]

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