Tagged: chiapas

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Highlights of Mexico

In the eyes of the world, the most common characteristics associated with Mexico relate to the resorts of Cancún or Acapulco, drug violence, tequila and tacos. When we arrived in Mexico City on a...

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Na Bolom House of the Jaguar

Hachakyum, the supreme deity, was trying to create beings who would sing to him. After several failed attempts, he succeeded in creating the Hach Winik, or True People, out of clay. These were the...

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Visiting Palenque in Chiapas

Mayan culture is still remarkably visible in Mexico. One needs only look at the faces, language and clothing of indigenous people selling their wares in the main market of San Cristóbal de las Casas...

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Day of the Dead in San Cristóbal

Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday honoring the lives of the deceased. Its origins can be traced back to pre-Hispanic times, when the Aztec goddess Mictecacihuatl reigned as...

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Fallen Idols of San Juan Chamula

Going through the wooden door of the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, in the town of San Juan Chamula, the first striking realization is that there are no pews. Instead, the church’s floor is...

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Orchids and Forest Trails in Moxviquil

Mirroring other developing countries, Mexico has experienced a relatively sudden boom in the construction of infrastructure and population numbers, which in turn led to an unprecedented exploration of natural resources. The balance between economic...