Exploring Huehuetenango

When we got to Huehue we knew one thing: we had a place to stay overnight thanks to Couchsurfing. That was all. We didn’t know how much time we’d stay there or what we would see around there. We had actually just come as a step towards the border, as we needed to stamp our … Continue reading Exploring Huehuetenango

Las Lagunas de Montebello y las ruinas de Chinkultic

After a great day at Cascadas del Chiflón, we were thinking about packing and leaving for Guatemala the very next day at dawn. However, Paulina, who had been working all week, told us she would be free for the weekend and felt like doing something nice with her family. The Montebello lakes seemed like the … Continue reading Las Lagunas de Montebello y las ruinas de Chinkultic

San Juan Chamula y Zinacantán

Durante nuestra estancia en San Cristóbal, una de las visitas más interesantes que hicimos fue a los pueblos mayas de San Juan Chamula y Zinacantán. Por algo menos de 20 pesos se puede agarrar un colectivo que te lleva hasta San Juan. Salen cada 15 minutos debido a que muchísimos indígenas, sobre todo de San … Continue reading San Juan Chamula y Zinacantán

Canyons, crocodiles and arabesque fountains in Chiapas

Después de haber vivido en una habitación con vistas a uno de los fiordos más espectaculares de Noruega, muchos pensaran que era difícil encontrar un lugar en México que nos encogiera el corazón de forma similar. Están muy equivocados. After living in a house with views over one of the most spectacular Norwegian fjords, some … Continue reading Canyons, crocodiles and arabesque fountains in Chiapas

Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas I: Roberto Barrios

Our initial plan was staying in Palenque for a relatively short time, just enough to see the town and the ruins. However, we found out there were at least two waterfalls near Palenque that we could visit. Apparently, the most impressive ones were Agua Azul ("blue water"), but they were quite touristy and very far … Continue reading Wonderful Waterfalls in Chiapas I: Roberto Barrios

Palenque, más que un lugar de paso

We already wrote about how our school works: the kids are there for two weeks of intensive studies (that's what we call a "plan") and then work at their homes for another two weeks. March had the longest plan, it was 3 weeks long because otherwise Easter would catch the kids at school, so we … Continue reading Palenque, más que un lugar de paso

Our Magical Mexican Day

It started just like every other day in Tulum. Waking up, getting dressed, having breakfast, talking to people. The only difference was us packing our bags, as we knew we had to keep heading south if we wanted to get to Guatemala in time. Our plan was to arrive at Chetumal, by the border, where we … Continue reading Our Magical Mexican Day