Archive for 'Chiapas'

Why you need to see Mexico…now

Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 by .

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Surrealist painter Salvador Dali said he couldn’t live in Mexico because it was too surreal for him…in case you need more convincing on why to visit Mexico, read on for why you should visit Mexico…now!

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Hotel Tip of the Week: Le Gite del Sol in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Posted on 12. Apr, 2011 by .

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This weekly series focuses on budget accommodation gems we discover while on the road. This week: Le Gite del Sol, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico.

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Organized Mayan Village Trips: Tourism or Trespassing?

Posted on 28. Nov, 2010 by .

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Two shiny new Ford transporter vans stop along the side of a white cement road and nearly 30 passengers pile out and reformulate into the small groups everyone came with. Dani and I stand off to the side and observe with some shock the other tourists in the group. A group of Brazilians (both female and male) in tank-tops, short-shorts and movie-star sunglasses and several girls in short-ish skirts. Before you start thinking Dani and I to be very prude (standing there in our long pants, closed toe shoes and jackets), we should explain that our tour was taking place in traditional Mayan villages outside of San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico. The agency had mentioned that we should wear appropriate clothes out of respect to the villagers – advice apparently very few of us chose to heed.

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Our journey through Mexico in pictures

Posted on 17. Oct, 2010 by .

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Mexico was only the second country of our trip, but we (unexpectedly) fell in love with the country and extended our stay there again and again – in the end we spent 88 days there, and traveled more than 3600 kilometers (2370 miles) through the country.

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33 things we love about Mexico

Posted on 25. Sep, 2010 by .

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After 11 wonderful weeks, we Globetrottergirls are finally moving on from Mexico. On the bus on our way to Belize, we were already reminiscing about our time here, and came up with 33 things we love about Mexico…

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Sumidero Canyon: The Good, no bad, but some ugly

Posted on 07. Sep, 2010 by .

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Much like the Grand Canyon though obviously smaller in scale, Sumidero can be seen from five viewpoints along the roads at the top if you rent a car. However, also like Grand Canyon, a much better way of experiencing the canyon is from the river that created it.

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Polaroid of the week: Mayan Ruins in the Jungle, Chiapas, Mexico

Posted on 02. Sep, 2010 by .

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Tucked deep in the jungle in Chiapas, southern Mexico, the Mayan ruins of Palenque are set in one of the most spectacular surroundings in Mexico.

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Polaroid of the Week: Sumidero Canyon, Mexico

Posted on 26. Aug, 2010 by .

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Sumidero Canyon is located directly between San Cristobal de las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez in the state of Chiapas. The Canyon was formed by the river Grijalva and is 35 kilometers long.

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