City Express Tuxtla Gutierrez
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
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... basically a long but thin brown river that is cut through a beautiful mountain and cliff region. It's really breathtaking, the tour goes for about half an hour and along the way a guide talks, but due to only speaking Spanish we couldn't pick up much. We did see a crocodile on the bank of the river at the start of the tour just laying out in the sun, he was pretty big, when the guide spoke about the crocodile he mentioned Australia, from what I could tell he was saying the crocs ...
... was the manager to be in some photos that I assume would be for a website or flyer advertising the hotel, I accepted and sat with the manager and another couple around the kitchen area of the hotel chatting while a photographer took lots of pictures, also later while Bobbie and I were on our phones using the wifi on a couch in the foyer outside our room and the photographer walked past and took a few sneaky shots of us. Didn't do much else that ...
... as there was quite a lot of the area under plastic. The road was a simple single-lane concrete strip, but that ddn't seem to matter as everybody seemed to be walking and there wasn't much evidence of cars.
We eventually drew up in front of a place where there were 3 crosses decorated with greenery and our soft-spoken and - as we discovered as the day wore on - knowledgable guide explained the reasons for this and then led us to ...
San Cristobal de las Casas is a quintessential colonial city set in the heart of the jungle highlands. The air is cooler here but the sun is strong, even in this, the rainy season. I've been visiting the surrounding indigenous villages, San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan as well as discovering the charms of San Cristobal. When the Spanish first arrived in this region c1528 they decided to establish their city in Chiapa de Corzo but quickly abandoned this plan in favour of ...
... retain their independence from the Mexican state. They identify with and support ideologies of the Zapatista Army and local women make and sell Zapatista dolls. The half-covered face represents the symbolic rebellion against global commodification of native cultures. Their plight has gained pop culture status thanks to bands like Rage Against The Machine. Been there, done that, and Dee got the t-shirt!
They have their own police force who ...