Category Archives: Chiapas

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Food Class in San Cristobal

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On our small group trips to Chiapas we stay at least 3-4 nights in San Cristobal de las Casas. The lovely Hotel Villas Casa Morada is our landing spot there–and for several reasons. The proprietor knows the food and lodging business and it shows in a number of ways that benefit our guests and make […]

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Running and walking in San Cristobal

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I am here in Chiapas for ATMEX for a few days and just returned from the vast and enchanting Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. Wow….it was breathtaking. I am getting ready for this 50 mile race (Running for Chickens to raise money for needy families in Chihuahua) so the stiff trails there up and down the rain […]

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Top Restaurants in San Cristobal de las Casas, #1

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There are many fine eateries in San Cristobal from the hippie/bohemian vegan to the traditional Mexican to the tablecloth with waiters type. Let me start with one that is unexpected- and Italian place. It surprised me my first visit–like GOOD surprise, as in the food was incredibly tasty and not very expensive…and very good with […]

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Giving back in San Cristobal

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One of our values is that we always collaborate with Mexicans on our tours to Mexico. Another is giving back in the communities where we travel. So we have the Copper Canyon chicken project and the Copper Canyon Running tour in Chihuahua. In Chiapas we have become acquainted with a group called Amigos de San […]

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Palenque and Chiapas

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Villahermosa Tabasco Just arrived in this drab oil town north of Chiapas on my way to Tianguis Touristico in Cancun. We have been rambling around Chiapas for 10 days starting from Mexico City. Took in Trotskys home in south Mexico City. Then a wonderful culinary experience at Pujol- raked as the 17th top restaurant in […]

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Hotel in San Cristobal

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We use the lovely Villas Casa Morada in San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico…and this video will tell you why. We have a pilot group going to Chiapas April 24-May 3 and experienced travelers are welcome. Here is the itinerary: Chiapas Pilot Trip April 24- May 3,   2014 Date Overnight City Hotel Included Meals Activities Notes […]

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Daft Punk and Mexican Mix

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We travel all over Mexico with small groups –to the less travelled places. Always a highlight is the rhythmic music that fills the plazas and clubs. It comes in all shapes and venues. From the nostalgic damzon to the fiery current Cuban. From the humid plaza in Tuxtla, Chiapas to the energetic bars of Mexico […]

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What Authentic Means

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We offer authentic small group travel experiences in the richest of Mexico’s interior cultural destinations.    [ə-ˈthén-tik: real or genuine: not copied: true and accurate]   Authentic Copper Canyon– More vast than our Grand Canyon, this Chihuahua wonder features the infamous CHEPE train (86      tunnels and 37 bridges), the mystical barefoot running Tarahumara, and […]

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Spanish English book for Mexico

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People often ask me for a good Spanish English book for travel in Mexico. I never hesitate in my answer–here you go. Lonely Planet has done an excellent job with these little pocket sized paper backs and this one really gets it done. The handy thing is that it works so well for Mexico–not just […]

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Rainy day in San Cristobal

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I have been roaming around San Cristobal de las Casas the last few days and have been just a bit hampered by rain. My mission has been to check out hotels here and interview guides. We expect to start trips here soon and want our travelers to stay in the best of places as far […]

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