Another Indian village not far from San Cristobal is Zinacantan. Here, the villagers have more contact with outsiders than the residents of Chamula do, but they aren’t necessarily happy with having too many visitors, and they definitely don’t like some of the meddling the Mexican government is doing. For example, the government wants to build…Read more
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After visiting the Indian villages, I have some time to myself before I’m scheduled to leave San Cristobal. One of the things I decide to do is talk to more tour guides, though I don’t plan to take any more guided tours. I can show myself around the city now that I know how to…Read more
With the solo part of my trip complete, and vacation nearly over, I flew from Chiapas to Oaxaca, and met up with Amy to prepare for our journey home. From Oaxaca, we flew to Mexico City, and stayed overnight at the airport hotel. It was nice to be in such luxury after some of the…Read more
Even though some of the things I saw during my Mexico trip seemed negative and disconcerting, there were many aspects that I greatly enjoyed. One of those was the beautiful scenery. Even the most impoverished places I saw had sights I wouldn’t have been able to see anywhere else. The entire trip gave me a…Read more
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