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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El Chiflón — Greene Wild Blog

I visited this waterfall as part of a tour package to Montebello. The tour minibus left at 8 and started heading south towards Comitan. We passed through the mountains and out onto a flat plain. As we approached you could see a huge white cascade down the side of a mountain – El Chiflón. The […]

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Palenque — Me & Him

Thanks to our early set off from San Cristobal and my foot, our first afternoon in Palenque was pretty quiet. The town itself has little to offer (aside from another round of tacos); the principle reason it exists, and the reason for our visit, is the proximity of the incredible Mayan ruins set deep in […]

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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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