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San Jual Chamula: a unique village in Chiapas

San Jual Chamula: a unique village in Chiapas

Chiapas is known for its remarkable nature and the archaeological site of Palenque. Most travellers stop in San Cristóbal de Las Casas and fall in love with it. Pervaded by a vibrant and colourful atmosphere, local artesania is one of the main attractions of the city. It also represents the perfect starting point to visit some of the most beautiful places in Chiapas. Just outside the city you find two indigenous villages, San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. There are tours…

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Best archaelogical sites in Yucatan and more [PART 2]

Best archaelogical sites in Yucatan and more [PART 2]

If you read PART 1 http://onemoreday.blog/?p=681 you already know how much Ek Balam and Uxmal can be unforgettable. In this article you’ll find out about a major Mayan city in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. But that’s not all… together with one of the most famous sites, you’ll discover two smaller sites which are very unpopular and a lot cheaper than the mainstream ones. Palenque Deep in the jungle of Chiapas, a few km outside Palenque you can visit the…

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Best archaeological sites in Yucatan and more [PART 1]

Best archaeological sites in Yucatan and more [PART 1]

The Mayans started constructing cities over 4000 years ago. Their knowledge on maths, astronomy, engineering and art still amazes nowadays experts and part of their language is yet to be translated. Expanding through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize, these populations were thriving and left a whole world for us to explore. Over 1 million visitors enter Chichén Itzá (Mexico) every year and the numbers are growing (see my latest blog post on Chichén Itzá http://onemoreday.blog/?p=662). Other popular sites…

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Is visiting Chichén Itzá really worth it?

Is visiting Chichén Itzá really worth it?

Mexico, as well as most of Central/Latin America, is filled with ancient cities we can now walk through and explore. Although many of them are yet to be fully uncovered (i.e. Palenque, MX or El Mirador, GUA), some sites are well-known and huge tourist attractions. How to get there Chichén Itzá is located in the heart of Yucatán, only a 45 minutes drive from Valladolid, 1h30m from Mérida and 2h30m from Cancún. You can pay for a private tour (the…

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What’s Mexico like?

What’s Mexico like?

“Mexico is a very rich country and yet, so poor. We have nature, we have history, we have culture, we have tourism, we have oil… We sell it to the US for 50 dollars a gallon and buy it back for 100. Corruption rules everything and it gets worse and worse. The problem is that Mexicans are divided. They look at the difference between one state and another instead of seeing that we are all part of the same Republic….

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