Sierra Gorda: Why You Should Visit the Fat Mountains /// North-Central Mexico

Translated directly to English, Sierra Gorda means ‘Fat Woman Mountain Range’.  To be fair, I believe the ‘woman’ part is really just the result of Spanish grammar… I suspect the intention of the name is more along the lines of ‘Fat/Large Mountain Range’.  Although the English version of this translation doesn’t result in the most … More Sierra Gorda: Why You Should Visit the Fat Mountains /// North-Central Mexico

San Cristobal de Las Casas & Crossing into Guatemala

After a brief respite in fresh mountain air, it was time to discover another of Mexico’s colonial cities. The drive from Pueblos Mancomunados to San Cristobal de Las Casas took one and a half days of driving up and down very windy mountain roads. We did our best to accommodate our sensitive radiator… the windows … More San Cristobal de Las Casas & Crossing into Guatemala

Off the Beaten Track in Pueblos Mancomunados

I read a blog post two years ago about the Pueblos Mancomunados – eight remote Zapotec villages north of Oaxaca City that are protected as part of an ecotourism project. For hundreds of years the villages have pooled profits from their natural resources and now they’ve also turned to ecotourism to boost their economies. After … More Off the Beaten Track in Pueblos Mancomunados