Hotel Villa Mercedes
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Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas
... was public humiliation, mainly for petty crime. For worse crimes the punishments are more severe; someone got murdered last year and the perpetrator was lynched. The religous system there is very intriguing. In the centre of town is a large Spanish-Catholic style church - seemingly normal for the area - but inside things are very different. Pine needles cover the floor and there are a mixture of Mayan and Christian deities on the walls. Along the floor people pray (there are no ...
... us that every day two tones of garbage are recollected from the river (!) So there is a sad side to this beautiful canyon as well :(
Oventic - Zapatista village
On our last day in Chiapas, we went to one of the zapatista villages called Oventic. It takes about one hour and 30 MXN to get there. Once there you have to register at the entrance and wait for an approval to enter the gate. Inside you're accompanied by one of the community members who ...
... you out of town if you attempt to violate this rule.The main agricultural products are corn, beans, potatoes, and cabbage.
Women often make traditional clothing, blankets, and souvenirs that include Zapatista-related items, such as pens with a clay figure on top in the figure of Subcomandante Marcos or Comandante Tacho. Thanks Mr Wikipedia.
... named La Méxicana. The owner Yman is a friend of Angel, the new Hostelmanager of Mundo Joven, now that Julián is on the road. Yesyes I know, I have connections here in this country, one should not believe.
It happens that Yman is a wonderful cook and I am still all into food (the day that changes doesn't exists) so he let me watch and showed me some great meals and tricks!
One day, there has been a Nicolesalad on the menu, obviously created by me. Yeiiih!
When he took me ...
... on Lake Atitlan. San Pedro was a super relaxed place with quite a hippy vibe and the first health food store Sian has see during the past six weeks (and yes she did manage to pick up a few things). We didn't get up to a great deal in San Pedro though we did kayak across the lake and back which was a much harder task than expected. Sadly after a couple of lovely days in San Pedro we had to part ways with our Irish buddies ...