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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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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