Category Archives: Chiapas, Mexico, Feb. 2014

11 days (should have been 12) in the jungles and mountains of Chiapas, home to Maya cities and Subcommandante Marcos

Four days and a bit in San Cristóbal de las Casas

An interesting and fun four days in San Cristóbal de las Casas, high in the mountains of Chiapas. Continue reading

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Streets and scenes of San Cristóbal de las Casas

Photo gallery of street scenes, church interiors and other oddities in San Cristóbal. I’ll get aroundf to captioning them eventually. Continue reading

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A chronicle of the jungle people

This large, rambling house has helped to shed a light on Maya culture since the 1950s. Continue reading

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An old way of life survives

In the traditional Maya village of Zinacantán, you have to be careful of the posh life. Continue reading

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Photos of Zinacantán

Photos of a traditional Maya household and artisans weaving their crafts. We would never have been able to see this except on a tour. Continue reading

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An unimaginably weird experience in San Juan Chamula

I used to think Mexican vampire movies were more spooky than scary. But their spookiness was nothing compared to a visit to a church in a traditional Maya village near San Cristóbal. Continue reading

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San Juan Chamula photo gallery

Not many photos in this gallery. Permission to take pictures was severely limited at this Maya village. Continue reading

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A political take on traditional Maya medicine

The Museum of Maya Medicine in San Cristóbal is hard to find, but worth the trek for its very political outlook on traditional medicine. Continue reading

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Another day, another delay

A whole day on a Mexican bus. Continue reading

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The Cascades Agua Azul

Photos of the spectacular waterfalls at Agua Azul, near Palenqué, Chiapas. Continue reading

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The waterfalls at Misol-Ha

Photos of the Misol-Ha waterfalls near Palenqué Continue reading

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Rumble in the jungle near Palenqué

A jungle walk reveals much about the Maya. Continue reading

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The Maya ruins of Palenqué

Palenqué was one of the greatest Maya cities, the forerunner of other major sites such as Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Continue reading

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A Maya’s story

A young Maya man discovers that love and community mean more than consumer goods. Continue reading

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From Villahermosa to Palenque

Nestled at the foot of the mountains in Chiapas, Palenque is touristy, but has its own charms. Continue reading

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A walk through Villahermosa’s Zona Luz

Photos of a city of 600,000 with nothing much to see. Continue reading

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Air travel just ain’t what it used to be

A horrific trip to Villahermosa reminds me of the good old days of air travel which have now sadly left us. Continue reading

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