All articles for region “San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas”
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Let the Water Hold Me Down Reviewed by James Tipton

Let the Water Hold Me Down has the makings of a classic.

It is written with skill and with grace, and the old verities that are at the heart of being human are here: loss and grief, guilt and longing, loyalty and love.

Set in modern-day Mexico, it tells the story of Hank Singer and is also about his relationship with César Lobos de Madrid, whose "family was one of the oldest, wealthiest, and most politically connected in Chiapas, if not in all of Mexico."

Hank has arrived just a few weeks before the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, led by Subcomandante Marcos, who on January 1, 1994, declared war against the government and the military... read more

A driving tour from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque: Part One Alvin Starkman

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Copoya, Chiapas
This 2,000 kilometer driving tour serves the needs of vacationers to Oaxaca who also want to take in the sights in central Chiapas. It is also useful those who want to at least consider visits to the Pacific coastal resorts in Oaxaca and the Gulf beaches and cultural sights in the state of Veracruz… all without foreclosing a side trip to Puebla. The south central circuit of Mexico provides travelers with a leisurely and culturally diverse driving segment within the context of a two or three week vacation, with virtually no backtracking. read more

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Larry Freeman

High in the mountain cloud forest of Chiapas, nestled within a bowl of hills, lies the ancient Colonial city of San Cristobal de Las Casas. For some 500 years it has pursued its own destiny, isolated f... read more

Link to clickable interactive map of Chiapas, Mexico: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Palenque Tony Burton

Clickable interactive map of Chiapas, Mexico: San Cristobal de las Casas, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Palenque read more

The traditional Maya sweatlodge in Chiapas: Temazcal and Xun Craig 'Cisco' Dietz

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, where I chose to live five years ago, is a city time almost forgot. Situated in the highland valley of Jovel at an elevation of 2,100 meters, it's a city mingling f... read more

Fiesta in Chiapas Wendy Devlin

After a long, hot, dry drive through eastern Oaxaca’s Isthmus de Tehuantepec, our van and trailer began climbing the Sierra Madre de Chiapas. The Central Depression of Chiapas spread its valley banqu... read more

Truth in packaging: Mexico elections in 1994 Stan Gotlieb

In a place where the image of something can attain more significance than its substance, the propaganda war is waged without letup. Just like at home... (The wall of the governor's official residence, ... read more
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