Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

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On the hunt for Amber, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

On the hunt for Amber

A travel blog entry by hanscottclaire

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... you're getting desensitised when you sit in a canoe and say "oh, another crocodile. Meh". We couldnt resist staying in San Cristobal another night, so we spent the third day exploring the town properly, taking in lots of museums on Mayan medicine, ...

Viva Zapatista, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Viva Zapatista

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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We are currently in San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas. It is an interesting time to be here. Last week, there was a protest over the expulsion of flower vendors in a town near Mexico City, Atenco. The Zapatista (leader? spokesman?) Subcommandante ...

Colonial Mexico at its best, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Colonial Mexico at its best

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... to be aware of it and really want to make things change. At this point, my time is counted as I need to be in Yucatan in a few days.  After 3 days in San Cristobal de las Casas, I am now heading east to Ocosingo.  Talk to you later ...

This country is big!, San Cristobal de las casas, Mexico travel blog

This country is big!

A travel blog entry by jotraveller

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... England? Didn't do much writing lately. Had a bit of a difficult week. First the crazy bus transfer from Ometepe, Nicaragua to San Christobal de las casas, Mexico. Two days and a half and two nights (one in a bus) it took me to go to Mexico. Four ...

San Cristobal de las Casas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

San Cristobal de las Casas

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: San Cristobal de las Casas is a very pretty town with lots of nice churches, pretty streets and plazas. It is also home to lots of indigenous people who still wear their traditional dress (or at least the women) which is interesting to see, each ...

Rain in Mexico... surely not!!!, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Rain in Mexico... surely not!!!

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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After our overnight coach journey from Oaxaca we made it to San Cristobal. San Cristobal is in the highlands of Mexico and 1700m above sea level so its a little cooler and 'damper' than the rest of Meixco. We spent 3 days at Rossco's Backpackers Hostel ...

A grand finale to Mexico, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

A grand finale to Mexico

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... use plants and animals for cures and it showed the traditional birthing practices, including a very graphic movie on birthing. Very interesting. San Cristobal is a very cool and beautiful town, and the locals were nice and helpful. Next stop, ...

In the mountains again, San Cristobel de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

In the mountains again

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... last couple of weeks Ive gone up and down, at least I know now that I dont get altitude sickness. We arrived late in San Cristobel, checked the email and went to meet James in a hostel. Unfortunatley that hostel was full therefore I left the bags there ...

Zapatista Territory, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Zapatista Territory

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... water and freezing outside! We couldn't check-in until 3pm, very odd, so we wandered off into town to see the sights. San Cristobal was a pretty cool little colonial town. Built in 1528 and its cathedrals are still standing today. Not that we could see ...

San Cristobal de las Casas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

San Cristobal de las Casas

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Back to San Cristobal at the end of the ...

Ocosingo??, Ocosingo, Mexico travel blog

Ocosingo??

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... and very limited hotels... so overall (staying and food) are quite expensive.  I did pay 4 times the price I have paid in San Cristobal for my first night (27$) and was able to find a cheaper place the second day (13$).  As a vegetarian, ...

Into the hills, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Into the hills

A travel blog entry by kris

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... mild hangover as he introduced me to the delights of vodka and pineapple which somehow over the years have avoided but pretty keen on now. San cristobal has really grown on me too and glad I didn't skip it, today though I just got back from Oventic, which ...

Dia de los Muertos y mucho mas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Dia de los Muertos y mucho mas

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... are from the ancient civilizations of the Mayans and other indigenous peoples. There is plenty of decoration and celebrating in San Cristobal for Day of the Dead, but most people choose to visit the indigenous villages on the outskirts in order ...

Mayans Ruins of Tonina, Tonina, Mexico travel blog

Mayans Ruins of Tonina

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Tonina ruins were the main reason of my trip to Ocosingo and I have been extremely pleased with this site.  Mainly a ceremonial site used by the Mayans throughout the different Mayan ages, I found this site magnificient from the way it was ...

San Cristobal de las Casas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

San Cristobal de las Casas

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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We survived our 12 hour, overnight journey to San Cristobal de las Casas with neither of us managing to get much sleep. Arriving at 6.30am, we stumbled, like a couple of zombies, into the town where we found our hotel - La Noria. Unfortunately the front ...

I Just Can´t Get Enough: San Cristobal, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

I Just Can´t Get Enough: San Cristobal

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... well and our driver was really good, so we had a good ride despite the uncomfortable seats!! The area around San Cristobal (elevation 2100m) is absolutely stunning.  It is mountainous and lush and green.  The rolling hills near ...

Mayan Villages and Colonial buildings, San Cristobal de la Casas, Mexico travel blog

Mayan Villages and Colonial buildings

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... that we would be going over the edge! Soon the road flattened out and we both relaxed! We are now in San Cristobal De Las Casas, a small city located in the mountains in the state of Chiapas. Maybe, more famously known for the freedom fighting ...

Nothing much to report!, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Nothing much to report!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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San Cristobal was less of a destination and more of stop over on our min circuit of central America. It was a quaint little mountain town with charming architecture and cobble stone streets. I did very little here besides watch the NFL playoffs. I know ...

Not Pretty!, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Not Pretty!

A travel blog entry by thelees

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After a 5 hour bus journey up to San Cristobal de Las Casas at a height of 2000 metres, the temperature dropped from dripping hot to a cool 20 degrees. This was about the time London was experiencing their hottest ever October temperatures ever. Go ...

Just a Quick Visit!, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Just a Quick Visit!

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... , there´s much to be seen on the way.  So, today was another quick visit, this time to the town of San Cristobal de las Casas.  In addition to being a nice highland town in itself, this is also a common base for exploring some of the indigenous ...

Cultural Crossroads, Chamula, Mexico travel blog

Cultural Crossroads

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... the southernmost state of Mexico. Only about 50,000 colourfully-clad Tzotzil Mayans live there. A ten peso VW combi ride from San Cristobal de las Casas gets you there in just 20 minutes. Time seemed to stand still as we sat and stared, taking in all ...

Fruitgasms and Virgin Mary Chargers, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Fruitgasms and Virgin Mary Chargers

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... well, I tried. With those 50 minutes of my life lost forever we moved on towards Chiflon which is 3 hours outside of San Cristobal.   Of course enroute we had to make the obligatory stop at some tourist market with natively dressed women selling ...

Rode on a Trashbreaker, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Rode on a Trashbreaker

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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San Cristobal de las Casas really has all I need to keep my interest for a few days…great food, beautiful colonial city center, nice people to hang with and most importantly of all I am not sweating to death. In fact, it is in the upper 40s at ...

Head to the Border, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Head to the Border

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... water if you don’t dare get out and mix with the locals? The area behind Palenque on the way to San Cristobal de las Casas is a scenic wonder with mountains and waterfalls and I couldn’t leave without taking in a few, and cheap organized ...

Ambar, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Ambar

A travel blog entry by upriver

... for some Carribbean time.  Consequently a 12 hour overnight bus ride delivered us to the colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas, another popular place for foreigners to live or hang out. Located in the state of Chiapas, bordering ...

San Cristobal de las Casas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

San Cristobal de las Casas

A travel blog entry by paulhand33

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San Christobal de las Casas hit the world headlines in 1994 when it was taken over by the revolutionary Zapatista movement, who held the city for thirty hours. It's mellow now, but recent history and the fact that it's now very much a backpacker's haunt ...

Grungy Euro Backpackers' Mecca, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico travel blog

Grungy Euro Backpackers' Mecca

A travel blog entry by susieandisidro

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Could there be any more grungy Euro backpackers' here? We arrived in San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas Monday morning after an almost 10 hour night bus ride from Veracruz. The ride woud not have been bad, had it not been for the air conditioning ...

AVOCADOS PRODUCE LARGE TESTICLES, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

AVOCADOS PRODUCE LARGE TESTICLES

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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... had an amazing time and learned that Peter Pan loved Vanilla ice cream and that vanilla originally came from Mexico. From here we went on to the Museo de la Medicina Maya.  A raw but fascinating introduction to the traditional medicines used in the ...

The highlands of Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

The highlands of Chiapas

A travel blog entry by chambo03

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San Cristobal de las Casas is positioned in the highlands of Chiapas.  It is a community that is very colorful and is surrounded by lush, green mountains.  Its elevation reaches approximately 2100 m (6890 ft) above sea level. San Cristobal is ...

Chiapas, Zapatistas and the new year, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico travel blog

Chiapas, Zapatistas and the new year

A travel blog entry by janpeters

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... , but fortunatly has only one-to-two story buildings and therefore could preserve much of its colonial charcater. Chiapas and San Cristobal are probably best know for the Zapatista uprising in 1994 under Subcomandate Marcos, fighting for the rights of ...

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