Sunday, March 19, 2017
Chiapas - Heading to San Cristobal de las Casas via Misol-Ha and Cascadas de Aqua Azul - Day 3
I would not take anything for the trip however, as the way to see Mexico is on the ground. IF we had flown to Tuxtla Guitterez and then taken an hour bus ride to San Cristobal, we would have missed so much!
We would have missed Misol-Ha, a waterfall in the middle of nowhere. We would also have missed Cascadas de Aqua Azul which was about an hour or so from Misol-Ha. Both spectacular sights. But, to me, the best is seeing the people on the sides of the road going about their lives. To see how they live, what they do for a living and to experience it in a flash, is better then not experiencing it at all.
To see the Palm Oil farms that are causing more deforestation is a sad thing to see, but makes one realize that coconut oil and palm oil are destroying farm lands and forests, not to mention the rain forest as well.
Raising cattle is another addition to the lifestyle of Chiapas that has caused more deforestation. It is a double edged sword.
corner of this photo. Isn't its camouflaging extraordinary?
by forests, the colors were all striking.
began to climb to San Cristobal which is 7100 ft. above sea level.
San Cristobal is a gem. Seven times the population of San Miguel, it still has a small town vibe.
No skyscrapers and no rushing. Lots of walking and beauty everywhere. Very indigenous in
its people and architecture. Good food. Largest number of expats are Italian first and French
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Such amazing beauty all around, what a great trip! Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful travel tales and awesome scenery!
Peter, you and Shelagh should consider renting a house in San Cristobal some year. Very inexpensive, and lots to do! I think ya'll would love it.
Scott, thanks for commenting.
... and contributing to the deforestation is the fact that many still use firewood for cooking and virtually all residences use it for heat. San Cristobal and the surrounding areas represent such a magical, mysterious part of the world. Please keep posting your photos.
Yes, Postcards, it is unfortunate that the people don't have enough money to have gas or electricity in their homes, thereby having to use firewood for cooking and heat.
But, according to our guide, the biggest culprit are the palm oil fields and the taking down the trees for grazing land for cattle.
Loving your travel tales. Anxiously awaiting more!
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