Scenes from around San Cristóbal de las Casas, a mountainous town in the southern state of Chiapas known for its diverse population and cuisine, it’s cultural bounty and its natural beauty.
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Surrounded on all sides by hills, there is a picturesque mountain vista waiting down nearly every street in San Cristóbal.
Young fresh figs are sold at the local Municipal market.
A girl chases flocks of pigeons in zócalo, the town’s main square.
Kukulpan, a French-style bakery, makes a host of pastries fresh daily.
Many streets are decorated with little, colorful flags, draped from building to building.
In Chamula, a small, indigenous community near San Cristobal, women sell clothing and other textile goods on the streets.
Like many parts of Mexico, Volkswagen Beetles are very popular.
At a local bar, a rose in a beer bottle.
San Cristóbal is known for its Spanish colonial architecture with sloped, red-tiled roofs.
At the Municipal market, a vendor sells fresh pineapples.
The Mercado de Dulces y Artisenias is a great place to shop for pretty pouches and other gifts.
A woman walks through the back streets of San Cristóbal, shielding her head from the strong sun with an umbrella.
Continue reading ➞ GALLERY: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
The first blast rattled the contents of my bedside table, jolting me from sleep.
I pushed aside the covers and sat straight up.
Then there was another — BOOM.
The sound reverberated throughout the valley that snuggled San Cristóbal de las Casas, a picturesque Mexican mountain town near the Guatemala border, echoing off the dark hills.
Fireworks? I looked at my phone. It was 4 a.m. No way.
The blasts kept coming, doing their best impression of bombs dropped from the sky. Were we under attack? (By… someone? I wasn’t aware we were in threat of war, here.)
Continue reading ➞ Early morning explosions, culture, diversity in San Cristobal de Las Casas
Scenes from around Bahías de Huatulco, a coastal town in the state of Oaxaca, known for its nine, beautiful bays and ocean-fresh seafood.
El Violin, a little-known beach frequented mainly by locals.
The whole fried fish at El Grillo Marinero
Casa Mayor boasts a small, open-air coffee shop in the center of Crucecita
Beach visitors can pay about $10 USD to climb aboard a small boat for a 2-hour excursion plus snorkeling, at Playa Arrocito.
A vendor sells seafood cocktails on the street.
Huatulco is known for its bounty of seafood — these are octopus tostadas at La Isla beachfront club.
The view from the cliffside path next to El Faro, the area’s main lighthouse.
El Faro, meaning, simply, lighthouse.
Beachgoers swim off the coast of Playa Entrega.
Continue reading ➞ GALLERY: Huatulco, Mexico