Monday, January 22, 2007

San Cristóbal de las Casas, my last stop in Mexico... Adiòs Mexico !

San Cristóbal de las Casas is a municipality and city in the central highlands of the state of Chiapas, Mexico. It is located in the Sierra Madre Mountains, at an elevation of approximately 2100 m above the mean sea level. The city was named after Barolomé de Las Casas, a Spanish priest who defended the rights of the Native Americans and was the first bishop of Chiapas.

Left you see me before the Cathedral, right before the Santo Domingo Church.

This was my very last day in Mexico... I travelled around in Mexico for more than six months but tomorrow I set off with Misael to Costa Rica.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The border between Puebla & Oaxaca, Mexico

Today, I crossed the border between Puebla and Oaxaca in Mexico. In this region you can find huge cacatuses of 100 to 150 years old. Very impressive.

Tommorow I leave for Chiapas, my last station in Mexico.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ruina de Yucuita

Yucuita is a community in the Nochixtlan Valley. It was populated for a while in the Early Village stage (1500-1200 BC), abandoned and resettled from 500 BC to 100 AD. At its height it had between 2000-3000 inhabitants. Around 300 AD it was resettled again, but never got to be more than a second-level center of power. The ruins surround the hill east of town. The town used to be known by its Nahuatl name, San Juan Suchixtepec. The Mixtec name, Yucuita, means Flower Hill. The ruins have a drainage tunnel which you can go through to get to the top. My travel guide warns that there might be scorpions or snakes in the tunnel… but of course I went in, together with Misael. Don’t worry mom, all we saw inside was a bat that we startled from sleep.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Here is to your health! Cheers!

On this first day of 2007 I said goodbye to Sophia Acosta who took good care for me (thanks a lot to you and your family).
Now I am living with Misael Chavoya who calls me Woodyliztli and with whom I will travel to central America. But before we leave, we still have some nice things to visit in Mexico. And before all that, let's take one for the road... another fine Corona Extra. Cheers!