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San Cristobal - our final destination in Mexico

MEXICO | Tue, 30 Jun 2015 | By sheree | Views [474]

We came to San Cristobal last as it was apparently the main gateway to continue our travels south to Guatemala. When we asked our hostel reception about buses to Flores to visit one of the best ruins in the world - Tikal we were advised they don't leave ... Read more >

Tags: churches, guatemala, hot chocolate, markets, san cristobal, shops, streets, tacos

To work for $10 a day or not...

CANADA | Wed, 12 Nov 2014 | By shaunagayle | Views [192]

I was given the option to either Volunteer or work at this lovely hostel I stumbled upon in San Cristobal, Mexico. Volunteering consists of working 4 days a week at the reception, in exchange for food and accommodation (other volunteers have different ... Read more >

Tags: mexico, mountain towns, san cristobal, travelers mind frame, working abroad

Nesting in the Mountain

CANADA | Fri, 7 Nov 2014 | By shaunagayle | Views [227]

I found the perfect hostel! After trying out two different hostels and poking my head in about 25 different places, I finally found the place that I will call home while in San Cristobal. Ever heard of 'Work Away'? (workaway.com) Neither have I, until ... Read more >

Tags: mexico, san cristobal, working abroad

San Cristobal de las Casas

CANADA | Sun, 2 Nov 2014 | By shaunagayle | Views [231]

I am in a mountain town called San Cristobal de las Casas, in the Chiapas of Mexico. It is a small city of 250 000 people, elevated 1940m into the clouds surrounded by lush mountains. It is chilly up here! Every street is cobble stoned, with the tiniest ... Read more >

Tags: chiapas, mexico, mountain town, san cristobal

Photos: Stillness of Time

USA | Sat, 29 Jun 2013 | By gcmfoto | Photo Gallery

The world appears to evolve at different speeds. Caught in the mire of smartphones, 30 mbs internet, the latest flic, the coolest gadgets, and the newest thingamajig that marketers will convince us to buy, we often forget to see that some people simply ... Read more >
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Tags: chiapas, maya, mexico, san cristobal, traditions

Food Glorious Food

MEXICO | Mon, 14 Feb 2011 | By ryanandjo | Views [2515]

We had a near miss on our return to Mexico. At the check in desk in Havana we were told that our flight was delayed 5 hours and were given food vouchers as compensation. At the time our flight was meant to depart we decided to use our food vouchers ... Read more >

Tags: aztec, guadalajara, maya, mexico city, oaxaca, palenque, san cristobal, teotihuacan

San Cristobal - Anyone up for insurrection?

MEXICO | Mon, 21 Sep 2009 | By rachel_and_daniel | Views [1420]

After the long drives around rural Chiapas, we were glad to get back to San Cristobal and spend a week or so just bumming around.  There are worse places to bum, and it seemed that quite a few fellow europeans had chosen the same place to hang out ... Read more >

Tags: canon sumidero, chamula, san cristobal, zincantan

Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas

MEXICO | Sat, 30 May 2009 | By thefuegoproject | Views [4639] | Comments [3]

13/5/09 - 22/5/09  Oaxaca to San Cristobal   468 km Oaxaca is a great city to enjoy some downtime, relaxing with our cycling friends Martin and Susy, checking out Monte Alban, wandering the markets and artesanias, the leafy ‘zocalo’ and working ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, food, mexico, mountains, oaxaca, san cristobal, sickness

 

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