1 week to discover the generous Chiapas region in Mexico.
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North America7 days / August 2022
Highs & Lows
A region off the beaten track
You can go from cold to warm and humid in the same region.
The Chiapas is the poorest region of Mexico but for me the richest region in term of history, landscape, people, nature and creativity.
After years of conflicts between the indigenous and the gouvernement, the region have finally found is place. Mountains, cristalline rivers, amazing waterfalls, jungle, cenotes, ruines… everything is here to do some alternative things ans definitely leave the beaten tracks.
But some issue are still ongoing, specially with Coca-Cola… the brand dominated the region by pumping and stilling all the water from the mountains. They bought the brands water to make the price higher of their drink… so people, specifically kids, buy Coca Cola because it’s cheaper and become addictive. There is some revolutionary movements who try to fight against it but the economic pressure is to big to make the government moved.
In this article I will present you San Cristobal de Las Casas where I heard about the Coca Cola story and Palenque.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
In Palenque I would have stay in town instead of an hostel at the entrance of the ruins, it’s too far from everything.
How was the food?
Kukulpan for great coffee, bread and food !
What tips would you give a friend?
Don’t be afraid to leave the beaten track and discover more than this two place I mentioned.
Lots of clothes: for the hot and for the cold. San Cristobal is quite high it can be cold.
Don’t hesitate to take the collectivo, much cheaper than the bus companies.
The cold in the night in San Cristobal.