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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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My favourite ruins in Central America

My favourite ruins in Central America

The Mayan/Inca/Aztecan civilisations were so great that their traces are still within Central and South American communities. Small villages retain ancient traditions, clothing, medicine and languages.  Before starting my trip I had very little knowledge about all this and all I could think about when I heard the word “Maya” was the 2012 apocalypse. I did some research and found a lot about Chichén Itzá (Messico), Tikal (Guatemala) and Copán (Honduras) with a few references to Tulum (Messico) due to…

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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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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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A week in Iceland – Day 3

A week in Iceland – Day 3

Have you ever walked behind a waterfall? The first stop of our third day in Iceland brought us to Seljalandsfoss. It drops from 60 meters of height and it is not difficult to find, in fact you can see if from the ring road. Remember the impossible-to-pronounce volcano (Eyjafjallajökull) which erupted in 2010 and caused disruption to air traffic in Europe? Well, one of the glaciers around it melts into a river which creates this waterfall. If you haven’t done…

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