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North America » Mexico » Chiapas » San Cristobal de las Casas February 12th 2013

San Cristobal De La Casas (Mon to Thur.) San Cristobal de las Casas is one of Mexico’s oldest post-colonial cities, located 37 miles east of the state capital, Tuxtla Gutierrez, in the heart of the Chiapas highlands. Established as a settlement in 1528, this city continues to be home to an ethnically diverse population, whose cultures and arts have been preserved. The city’s main appeal lies in its diverse architecture and plazas. Plans: Spanish Lessons: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 to 11 am Instituto Jovel, Reginaldo Gómez Trujillo, Director, San Cristobal de las Casas Chiapas, México. http://institutojovel.com/ Ph. 011-52-967-678-4069 MONDAY (1-21-13): We left Chiapa de ... read more
Hotel Diego de Mazariegos.San Cristobal
Our Private Fire Starter
Beans at the Market


We departed Palenque at the very civilised hour of 9am, embarking on a 5 hour bus trip to reach our next destination, San Christobal de las Cases. The scenary on the way was incredible, we were high up in the mountains so it was foggy with lush forest and small villages and settlements dotted around. Lots of animals too and Mexican cowboys! It looked pretty cold outside and our arrival in San Christobal confirmed this. We are told this was an unseasonable cold snap but it was colder than we liked - we even stopped and purchased hats and scarves from a street stall. We imagine they made a killing as they refused to negotiate price - why would they... buy it or go cold. Hmmm ... tough decision. The cold snap disapeared the next day ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Chiapas » San Cristobal de las Casas December 12th 2012

Thought I had better take a break from the sun and update you all a little. This is quite a large Mayan town up in the mountains. It's beautiful but with us staying pretty much right in the town centre it's extremely busy. On the very top of the hill there is a church, This is the focal point for the whole town. Today is one of the Church's major festivals. The last few days we have seen loads of people coming from other local towns offering gifts for the festival. Hundreds upon hundreds of people carrying torches up the mountain towards the church. People setting off fireworks in their hands (really!). Lots of trucks full of people beeping their horns and flashing their lights. Pretty amazing stuff to watch. Unfortunately the local people here do ... read more
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We had a difficult time procuring a ride to Ocosingo; it took a while but finally in the late afternoon a sedan-type car with two friendly looking Mexican men pulled up and said they were going as far as 20KM before Ocosingo. We had been trying for an hour and grabbed the opportunity to get closer to our goal for the night. The men dropped us off in a Podunk town exactly two hours after we had started. We were 20KM from Ocosingo, just as they had said. With our next ride we reached the big town of Ocosingo. The driver of this small car was a young college kid from Tuxtla heading back home alone. He was yet another nice, if quiet, young man. We only had to walk a few blocks from the highway ... read more
The Acropolis at Tonina
Sun ring
Tacos al Pastor from the market - yum!


Nach ewigem hin und her... Habe leider meine Kamera verloren und alle Bilder der ersten 2 Wochen (Mexiko City, Palenque, Puebla und Toluca) sind auf und davon! Dank Mikey Mike jedoch bin ich wieder glücklicher Besitzer einer Kamera... da habt ihr!... read more
Velbert Polen Connection
Velbert Polen Connection
Velbert Polen Connection


sziasztok megyek a yucatan felszigetre. itt azt mondjak h nagyobçn gyakran nincs internet, tehat ha nem irnek, attol meg vszinu eletben vagyok..lol.. tergnapi nap jol telt, felmentunka masik hegyre, a ket srac rendes volt, elkisert, pedig mar voltak ott. aztan kajaltunk, eg az amerikai fiu befizetett salsa orARA. en meg a chilei fiu csak neztuk oket, meg tequilaztunk.de isteni volt a hangulat. aztan hazajottunk, mert itt nagyon hideg van este. melegruha, aztan irany a foter. zene, meg a kavalkad amit nagyon szeretek. vettunk sort a szupermarketben es azt iszogattuk, meg hallgattuk a zenet! aztan meg itthon a tuz mellett melegedtunk. ma ujra egyedul, mert a 2 sracnak mas fele vitt az utja. na igen.. ha vkikkel par napra osszehaverkodta, es f..sza volt minden, tuti h pont a masik iranyba mentek..nem baj... ujhrly, uj emberek. 2h mlva ... read more


hello dzal tegnap eleg kaotikus es kalandos volt minden... erkezesem napjarol meg annyit h korulneztem delutan a varosban, tetszett minden, setaltam egy jo nagyot, felmentem a san cristobal hegyre is. ja.. ezekrol leeht h ma irtam, bocs.. tegnap jol indult minden, koran keltem, hatkor indultunk agua azul, palenque utvonalon.. a vizesesek szepek voltak, no nem uazu, de azert megerte megnezni oket. a bajok ezutan kezsodtek. miutan mexikoban meghamisitottak a valasztasokat, tuntetnek, me tegnap lezartak a palenque-i romokhoz vezeto utat.. 3 orara bergadtunk.. ugy tunt h nem dogjuk latni.. azTan beindultunk. a sofor mint az allat nyomta a gazt, igy maradt 30 percunk a romokra. eredetileg 3 h-t lettunk volna ott. azt mondom, lattam is meg nem is, mert ugyan vegigrohantam az egeszen es marha jo kepeket csinaltam, igazabol elcezni nem tudtam.. ez van.. ez bizos kijart ... read more


sziasztok itt most van este-gondoltam irok kicsit reszletesebben, mint reggel. szoval miutan ma felebredte-1 orat aludtam-kicsit meg rendezkedtem, meg tusoltam. aztan nyakamba vetttem a varost. hamar bejartamilletbve a setalo utva vegere ertem, kozben megneztem szokas szerint a telmplomot a foterewn meg a masikat. a santo domingo- kozel hozzank, ahol a hostel taLALAHATO. SZERETEM A TEMPLOMOKAT. MEGNYUGTATANAK.. aztan ementem boklaszni.. felfedeztem h a san cristobal hegy a setalo utvatol nemw mewssze van-termeszetesen felmasztam ra.. nm ugy hegy, lepcsok visznek fel ra, de azert kell kapaszkodni... klassz volt a kilatas, egyebkent egy templom van a tetejen, ami zarva voltinaltam jo par fotot,majd indultam lefele. kis kerulovel vissza a foterre, mert megneztem meg egy templomot. amugy mikor visszatertem akkor voltak a legjobbak a fenyviszonyok. de nem fotoztam, mert mar igy... read more


sziasztok bocs h nem irtam, de nem volt idom. megerkeztem san cristobal de las casasba.egyszeruen gyonyoru. pedig nem dsoakt lattam meg belole. egyebkent amiota nme irtam, annyi tiçortent h a kirandulas monte alban-ba nagyon tetszett, ami utana kovetkezett, az annyira nem. a kolostor amit megneztunk -mar sok ilyet llattam.. jo volt viszont a svedasztal megint ahol ettem, h ismet a kajrol is szo essek. este talalkoztam a lanyokkal, es megint voltam egy barban veluk, ahol latin zenet jatszottak. quantana mera pl... aztan vegigjartuk a tobbi bart is.. de no masnapossag.. 3 sort ittam utolso napomon vegigjartamammvaros osszes templomat, meg egy muzeumot. itt most hosszu lenne nev szerint kepek nellkul.utana a lanyokkal evedeltem, majd elkoszontem tolul. megengedtek h furodjek, hasznaljam a hotel kenyelmet. aztan buszmeghallo. az ut jo volt. sajat tc volt, spanyl nyelven.. kepz... read more


I arrive into San Christobal de la Casas– a gorgeous little village high in the mountains...first thing in the morning. It is such a pretty little place. Back home – the UK is going into Union Jack bunting overdrive for the Jubilee weekend. Here the Mexican village has strung a dainty, peach coloured doily cut bunting that criss crosses the cobbled streets and laces between the pastel painted houses. In the main square there is a Sweets market that Willy Wonka would be proud of. Tables are piled high with sticky marzipan fruits, lollipops and syrupy sponges – all thickly dotted by a moving blanket of wasps. In the background are the dark green smoky hills. In the Zocolo are stalls selling carved wood animals, embroidered clothes corn on the cob and churros – all manned ... read more
Zocolo San Christobal
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