San Cristobal- Indigenous Villages — Nikki and her travels

November 2017 From the road alongside the market in San Cristobal, you can get a collectivo towards San Juan Chamula an indigenous village approximately 45 minutes away. This village is ruled by its own laws with villagers who don’t adhere to the “catholic” beliefs having to leave. These beliefs include practising traditional religious ceremonies. Although it’s […]

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Meanwhile in Oregon – San Cristobal to Comitan (93k/11,019k) — Leave Without Pay

(February 23 – written by Dave) San Cristobal is sometimes called “the Oregon of Mexico”. Today we saw why, for a time riding through pine forests and climbing a pass that reminded us of Santiam Pass in Oregon. There were even some logging operations and few mills working away. No log trucks however – which […]

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas: Cocodrilos, Controversial Catholics, and a Clandestine Army — The Relevance

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico I have finally ventured beyond my Latin American home-away-from home — Guatemala — and into the southernmost Mexican state of Chiapas, a region that was actually once a part of Guatemala. My first destination: San Cristóbal de Las Casas, the cultural capital of Chiapas and center of the Zapatista […]

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San Juan Chamula — eva, in

This may be the first time I’ve ever visited a town to see a church Because alongside statues of Jesus & St John the Baptist the Tzoztil villagers practice Maya rituals. Hundreds of candles line the walls & the floor is thick with pine needles. In small groups people clear a space and light coloured […]

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