Tagged: san cristobal de las casas

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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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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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Making Chocolate in San Cristóbal

Anyone who has been following our travels through Mexico may have noticed we’ve mentioned chocolate a couple of times. OK, fine, plenty of times! It’s not really our fault though: the world’s infatuation with...

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Doors of San Cristóbal

During our coffee tour in Chiapas, we had the opportunity to visit the Mayan cemetery of El Romerillo. We found one of its most striking aspects to be the wood planks placed on top...

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A Coffee Tour in Chiapas

We usually tend to skip organized tours. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but we prefer to do and see things at our own speed. Nonetheless, there have been a few times when...