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Remembering Chiapas and San Cristobal de las Casas

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Back in the states and thinking about all the wonderful things Chiapas had to offer. Before I head to South America, I had to share more of the highlights of the Southernmost region in Mexico. Bordering Guatemala, Chiapas was full of old traditions, culture, art, Mayan ruins and wild jungle!

Where I stayed, how lucky to have my bedroom door open to our own garden. Many of the homes here have inner courtyards.

Where I stayed, how lucky to have my bedroom door open to our own garden. Many of the homes here have inner courtyards.

Cobblestone streets, San Cristobal de las Casas.

Cobblestone streets, San Cristobal de las Casas.

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My neighborhood. I absolutely loved this town, San Cristobal de las Casas. Cafes, music, bakeries and great restaurants are right around the corner.

My neighborhood. I absolutely loved this town, San Cristobal de las Casas. Cafes, music, bakeries and great restaurants are right around the corner.

No traffic, pedestrian streets... San Cristobal has three of these!

No traffic, pedestrian streets… San Cristobal has three of these!

The Zócalo or town square, full of entertainment.

The Zócalo or town square, full of entertainment.

Mayan medicine museum

Mayan medicine museum

Na Bolom or house of the jaguar, a museum/research center that was the home of the Bloms, an archaeologist and photographer who worked to protect the jungles.

Na Bolom or house of the jaguar, a museum/research center that was the home of the Bloms, an archaeologist and photographer who worked to protect the jungles.

Every neighborhood in San Cristobal has a church.

Every neighborhood in San Cristobal has a church.

People come from neighboring villages so San Cristobal, so you'll hear a variety of languages and see different indigenous clothing.

People come from neighboring villages to San Cristobal, you’ll hear a variety of languages and see different indigenous clothing.

An excellent museum on weavings, including a wide range of the Mayan communities.

An excellent museum on weaving from all of the Mayan communities.

VW one of the more popular car choices.

VW one of the more popular car choices here.

The daily market was one of my favorite experiences!

The daily market was one of my favorite experiences!

Daily market

Daily market

San Cristobal sunsets

San Cristobal sunsets

 

Other incredible Chiapas experiences outside of San Cristobal de las Casas …

Visiting weavers in Zinacantan, the town that grows flowers

Visiting weavers in Zinacantan, the town that grows flowers

Not only do the people of Zinacantan grow flowers, but the women wear them.

Not only do the people of Zinacantan grow flowers, but the women wear them.

While visiting the town of Tenejapa, we were welcomed to enjoy an amazing spectacle of worship inside the church. The men were wearing the clothing pictured. Taking pictures of religious ceremonies is a sign of disrespect. This photo is from the museum.

While visiting the town of Tenejapa, we were welcomed to enjoy an amazing spectacle of worship inside the church. The men were wearing the clothing pictured. Taking pictures of religious ceremonies is a sign of disrespect. This photo is from the museum.

The simple life, Amatenango de Valle

The simple life, Amatenango de Valle

Chiapas is known for its amber, a fossilized sap that is used in jewelry.

Chiapas is known for its amber, a fossilized sap that is used in jewelry.

The people of this area are amazing! This lady was so funny, she had a pet chick, when she needed to use her hands she placed the chick inside her blouse!

The people of this area are amazing! This lady was so funny, she had a pet chick. When she  needed to use her hands she placed the chick inside her blouse!

Incredible Mayan ruin, Tonina. Fewer tourist visit this impressive sight.

Incredible Mayan ruin, Tonina. Fewer tourists visit this impressive sight.

Cañón de Sumindero

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