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Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas
... in the morning! Some other teams still hadn't arrived! The following day we heard that one of the teams had collided with a cow. Fortunately, they weren't badly hurt but their car was quite badly damaged. It has been repaired as well as possible, but a new door and windscreen have been sent for and will hopefully arrive soon. This was not one of our best days so far, but the hotel in San Cristobal was ...
... looked a bit harder at some options before jumping to the first coastal city (apparently Oaxaca is a pretty cool place that I have now missed)... In my Defence my travel book is a Central America book so it doesn't start till the bottom half of Mexico and as such misses out both Veracruz and Oaxaca. Rant aside Veracruz was a reasonable place. A bit more of a local holiday place than a tourist Mecca. Not a lot to do there but not a bad place by any means. ...
... favourite city of the trip. It's a colonial city which has such a mix of Mexican people, from local Indians selling handicrafts to wealthy socialites mingling in the towns many trendy restaurants and bars. We explored the local markets and starting collecting bits and pieces which we have been planning to buy to take home. Our backpacks are stuffed, hammocks, pepper sauces, clothes and little bits and pieces for the house. It's always nice after a long trip like ...
... hill in Zinacantan where they grow flowers verses vegetables grown by the Chamula. Textile weaving still done by hand is another important income stream.
In this town everyone is dressed in shades of purple. In other towns we saw people dressed in blues, reds, yellows and browns.
Their church is Vatican controlled. Again no ...
... are Mayan but directed towards Christian statues and images - hedgeing their bets, I reckon. There was a very powerful spiritual felleing in the church.
Wednesday 27th November
Toniná is a Mayan city that flourished from 200 - 900 AD, making it contemporary with Monte Alban and Teutiwachan, but there are obvious differences ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed