The Mayans – Palenque Chapter

On the last day of our Chiapas adventure, we visited the Mayan ruins of Palenque.  Our hotel was a short car ride to the entrance of the ruins. Our driver, Abel, dropped us off and waited on the parking lot until we were done. A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period,…

The Waterfalls: Misol Ha & Agua Azul

Close to the Lacandon jungle and the Usumacinta River, which divides Mexico and Guatemala, dozens of waterfalls are part of the landscape. The drive from San Cristobal de Las Casas to Palenque takes about 5 hours of very windy roads through the jungle. Every single person, we talked to recommended that we do not drive…

San Juan Chamula y Zinacantan

We continue our adventure in Chiapas with a day trip to the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Our driver Abel picked us up from the hotel and we drove for about an hour to the town of Zinacantan. The town was once full of these mud houses, but slowly they have been…

Sumidero Canyon

On the second day, our driver Abel picked us up at 4:00 am from our hotel to drive us for 2.5 hours to our first stop of the day, the Sima De Las Cotorras. This place is  a sinkhole located in the El Ocote Biosphere Reserve. It is one of a number of sinkholes in…

San Cristobal De Las Casas: Part 2

We continue our Chiapas adventure with the second part of San Cristobal De Las Casas Sightseeing. We had a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on our last day at this beautiful town. We walked to the main church in the town. The Guadalupe Church was built on top of the hill in 1834….

San Cristobal De Las Casas: Part 1

Hello our dear 3 readers,  we took a break from the blog but now we are back with full force ready to report on trips to Iceland, Mexico, and Nashville.  Let’s start with our most recent trip to the state of Chiapas in the south-east part of Mexico.  We needed to go to Mexico City…