Last week, the popular travel blog Gadling published a series of posts called The Other Mexico, dedicated to bringing you first hand accounts of the beauty, the culture, and the safety of Mexico. Below are descriptions of each area covered by Gadling with a link to the full article.
San Cristobal de las Casas – Located in the highlands of Chiapas at approximately 7,000 feet above sea level, San Cristóbal is named after a Spanish priest who defended the rights of the indigenous people and who eventually became the first bishop of Chiapas. Found in the temperate Valle de Jovel, pine tree forests envelope this colonial town that houses numerous indigenous and budding artists’ communities. Laden with cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, and lively markets, San Cristobal is a highlight on any trip to southern Mexico. Read Gadling Article >>
Mayan Ruins at Palenque – Located Chiapas and defined as one of the most important cities of the storied Maya, Palenque offers a glimpse into the ancient worlds of times past, creating a sense of transportation to an era lost among the towering Ceiba trees and mythic gods of the Maya. Because of the quality of hieroglyphic inscriptions found at Palenque, historians now have a long record of Palenque’s history and of its greatest ruler, Pacal the Great, whose tomb has been found in the Temple of Inscriptions (shown in the picture to the left). Read Gadling Article >>
Slow Food in Oaxaca – Nestled in the mountains of Southwest México, Oaxaca’s rocky landscape and crystalline skies create vistas and landscapes that are found nowhere else in the world. The unique blend of tropical forests and temperate zones allows for perhaps the most biologically diverse state in Mexico. The famed culinary traditions of Oaxaca undoubtedly played a large role in Mexico being one of the first two countries to ever have its national cuisine awarded with UNESCO World Heritage status. Read Gadling Article >>
48 Hours in Mexico City – The pulsating megalopolis of Mexico City lies nestled in the Valley of Anahuac between the dramatic peaks of two snow-capped volcanoes, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. Built on top of the famed Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, Greater Mexico City is now one of the most populous modern cities in the world, home to over 22 million people and a rewarding location to vacation in Mexico. Read Gadling Article >>