One of the most impressive natural wonders of Mexico is located in Chiapas, about 40 miles from San Cristobal de las Casas. It is the magnificent Canyon de Sumidero. The Canyon was formed by cracks in the crust of the earth about 35 million years ago (pretty much the same time as the Grand Canyon!).… Continue reading Sumidero Canyon: The Beautiful and The Ugly
I am telling you, Mexicans can celebrate! They celebrate hard: they drink, they sing and dance and it is all together a lot of fun! San Cristóbal was no exception. After the road from Palenque through Ocosingo, we were a little tense, to say the least. That evening we were in our room, resting and… Continue reading Mexican Independence Day in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
Where we stayed in Palenque - the park and how to get the right guide - what Palenque is famous for - the mysterious lid of King Pakal's sarcophagus - different theories about the carvings on the lid - was King Pakal an ancient astronaut? - Palenque Museum. I am not a historian, nor am… Continue reading Palenque: A Marvel Of Maya Civilization Or An Alien Outpost?
How to drive from Palenque to San Cristobal via Ocosingo - why is this road considered dangerous - history of the Zapatista - two roads from Palenque to San Cristobal - our experience - road blockages - safety tips. During the whole road trip through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize (nearly 3000 km long) only one… Continue reading The Most Dangerous Road In Mexico: How to Safely Drive From Palenque To San Cristobal Via Ocosingo