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April 25th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | Parks | Slideshow Pictures | The Places We've Been - (4 Comments)
Palace Observatory or Watchtower

When deciding where to spend the month of April, we were drawn in the direction of San Cristobal de las Casas in part by the proximity of Palenque. Palenque is both a modern town of just over 37,000 inhabitants about 135 miles northeast of SCLC and also the ruins of an ancient city some 5.5 miles … Read more

Amazing Cloud at the South End

The Team: Jaguares de Chiapas (Chiapas Jaguars) The League: Liga MX, the 18 team, top-tier league of Mexico’s 4 division fútbol system The Cost: Tickets, which can be purchased at the sales window at the stadium, range from 50 pesos each ($4 USD) for seats behind the goal line to 1,000 pesos each ($80 USD) for suites. We paid … Read more

Agua Azul waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico

Conveniently located just off Mexico 199 on the route between San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque are the jungle-shrouded waterfall sites of Agua Azul and Misol-Ha. Aside from their proximity to Chiapas’ most famous Mayan ruins (and, obviously, the fact that they are both made of water moving quickly to a lower place), the … Read more

Sumidero Canyon - Chiapas, Mexico

Just north of Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas, lies Sumidero Canyon National Park. The namesake and main highlight is, naturally, Sumidero Canyon. Formed by the Grijalva River over the past 35 millions years, the narrow canyon’s vertical walls reach up to 1 kilometer high. While there are several sweeping vistas from the canyon’s rim, … Read more

SCLC Centro on a Quiet Morning

San Cristobal de las Casas (SCLC), sometimes called the cultural capital of the Mexican state of Chiapas, will be our home for the month of April. One state and about 9 hours of driving east of San Sebastian Etla, San Cristobal sits about 2,100 feet higher in elevation amidst the Central Highlands of southern Mexico … Read more

San Sebastian Etla Sunset

After a very active February, our pace of life slowed a bit in March. Though, as usual, our list of places to see and things to do started out fairly lengthy, we felt ourselves yield a bit to the friendly and laid-back vibe that permeates San Sebastian Etla, our home for the month. As such, we … Read more

Beautiful Tiling

If you haven’t picked up on it by now, we were absolutely enamored with San Sebastian Etla. With its relaxed atmosphere, laid-back pace, and smiling faces the village seemed a world away from the bustle and hustle of the usual tourist trail in Oaxaca de Juarez, just twenty minutes to the south. Our casita for the … Read more


The Team: Oaxaca Guerreros The League: LMB (Liga Mexicana de Béisbol), a 16 team league in the Minor League Baseball system known as the Mexican League by Major League Baseball The Baseball: Though described by MLB as a “triple-A level” league, what we saw in an admittedly small sample size of one game was probably closer to … Read more

Pool Necessities

Last weekend we went to one of the many public pools in San Agustín Etla. Ian pretty much nailed the description in a post on Facebook, so I’m going to share that with you and add some photos to his well-worded summary.

Villa de Etla Market

This is a series detailing some of what appear at first to be more mundane details of a place, but will hopefully be illuminating as insights into the grind behind the “glamour.”  Groceries The markets of greater Oaxaca were one of the elements of the area we were most anticipating, and we were not disappointed. … Read more