Month: October 2010

  • Day 28 – Lazy Day (San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico)

    We decided to spend one day in Cristobal de las Casas, a beautiful colonial town, and have a good rest before a long trip to Antigua, Guatemala.  After a late breakfast, we explored the neighborhood and then headed down to Zocalo, the central square. . Cerro de Guadalupe We wanted to find an English-speaking guide […]

  • Day 27 – Long Way through Oaxaca and Chiapas (San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico)

    We left Oaxaca at sunrise, again without a breakfast, and headed south-east towards the Pacific coast.  Our final destination was uncertain: either Tuxtla Gutierrez or San Cristobal de las Casas, depending on the road conditions.  We new it was going to be a long day… The road was winding, but pretty fast, and the weather […]

  • Day 26 – Monte Alban and Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico)

    Today we went to see Monte Alban, one of the best-known pre-Columbian Zapotec archeological sites, just few miles out of Oaxaca city.  Jose, a very knowledgeable guide, provided us a wealth of interesting information during the two-and-a-half-hour tour. . Monte Alban in Oaxaca For lunch, we tasted some crunchy Chapulines (fried small grasshoppers) and then […]

  • Day 25 – Long and Winding Road (Oaxaca, Mexico)

    We got up at sunrise and left Puerto Escondido without breakfast, since the local restaurant opened only at 9 am.  As usual, we made a quick stop at Pemex to fill up the tanks and check the tire pressure; gas stations are few and far between on the road to Oaxaca. The climb through Sierra […]

  • Day 24 – Relaxing Day in Paradise (Puerto Escondido, Mexico)

    We slept in today as yesterday’s experiences exhausted us.  The restaurant by the hotel had a beautiful view of the bay and the ocean.  We ate breakfast while enjoying the view.  After breakfast, we booked 3 hotel nights in Antigua, Guatemala where we plan to be next week.  We also contacted the dealership in Guatemala […]