Posts tagged "San Cristóbal de las Casas"
Snaps - November 2014

Snaps – November 2014

Lots of old ruins among this month’s snaps. And alongside those pictures of Ruth and Will – ba-dom-tish! – quite a few photos of some archaeological sites. For more where these came from, click here.     We’d heard that the highway between San Cristóbal de las Casas and Palenque, unfriendly at the best of...
Say what?

Say what?

On New Year’s Day in 1994, a group of masked, armed men entered San Cristóbal de las Casas, the capital of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, and seized control of the city. Similar attacks followed in other nearby towns, plunging Chiapas into chaos. Initially caught off guard, the Mexican army eventually pushed the rebels...
Dancing in the dark - Mexico's Day of the Dead

Dancing in the dark – Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Just as we’re aware of the different lives through which we pass on the road, so we’ve become sensitised to the different attitudes to death we encounter. The recent histories of many of the countries we’ve visited – and the present-day lives of a few – are punctuated by civil war, genocide, torture and plain old...