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Church at Chamula

The smell of firs was subtle, nearly overrun by the fragrant smoke dancing wildly away from large, incense-filled chalices. Windows near the vaulted wood roof shed a faint light on thousands and thousands of tiny flames, each sitting atop a thin candle that had been balanced carefully into a grid with hundreds of other wax … Read more

Cabin in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

A cabin in a quiet secluded garden with secured parking, a fireplace, a hammock, space for the dogs to roam, and a reliable web connection, all within a fifteen minute walk of the Centro? Sounds good to me! Here are some pictures to do the talking for me…

Weight Machines

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 Our host has a large, beautiful, organic garden full of colorful blooms and a wide variety of edible greens that she welcomed … Read more

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

This is an installment in an ongoing post series detailing a typical day in one of our destinations. Not everything in this schedule might happen on any given day, but it should give you a good idea of our usual activities. 6:15 AM – The very first hints of daylight creep up over the mountains … Read more


One very notable aspect of day-to-day life in Mexico is the absence of big business. This isn’t to say that big businesses don’t run Mexico just like elsewhere; their banking industry seems fairly consolidated, their entire petroleum industry is state-operated, Coca-Cola could easily be the national beverage of choice, and their Gini coefficient is nearly … Read more


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