San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico (Video)

This is where I used to live in Mexico.  It is an absolutely fantastic city with great culture, nightlife, beauty, food, etc. As a Digital Nomad destination it can’t be beat.  It’s easily accessible from the USA, it’s cheap (I lived there on $600/month), the internet is solid, fast and prolific, the language barriers are […]

Leaving San Cristobal

After seven months of living in this lovely city, I’m sad to leave.  I’ll miss the intersection of the old and new cultures, the beautiful scenery, the lively streets and the friends I’ve made.  But, as I never intended to stay here forever, it was inevitable. In a few days I will make my way […]

Posada 5, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

I walked past Posada 5 several times on my way to/from Backpackers/Na Bolom before I stopped in.  I was getting sick of dorm life and since Posada 5 had gotten some good reviews I thought I’d see how much a private room was. The Posada is fairly small with 5-6 private rooms and a dorm […]

Ch-ch-changes

One of the best things about not being on a schedule is that when opportunities come up I’m able to take advantage of them. As I wrote a few days ago, I’ve begun volunteering at Na Bolom a local non-profit that has just a ton of stuff going on.  I was brought on by my […]

Finally Using My Skills for Good Instead Of Evil

While having drinks with my friend Julio the other night we got on the topic of volunteering and it turns out that the organization that he works for not only runs a volunteer program but is also looking to have their website redesigned. So, after a great meeting this morning with Julio and the Marketing […]

I’ve Joined the Revolution

Bar Revolution is one of the most famous bars in San Cristobal – and for good reason.  I’ve been twice now and had two different, but enjoyable experiences. The first time I went with a group from the Backpackers Hostel we saw a band called Fraktal who played some of the most unique music I’ve […]

Na Bolom, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

I didn’t visit Na Bolom on my first swing through San Cris because frankly I’m not much of a museum kinda gal.  However, when I was in Tuxtla I met a man who works there and he told me more about it so Lindsey and I decided to check it out this afternoon and I’m […]

Return to San Cris

After spending about a week on the road I’ve decided to head back to San Cris for a bit.  It’ll give me not only a chance to get out of the heat but also to recover from whatever’s making me feel like crapola.  I should probably also visit a dentist – which is always fun.  […]

Rossco Backpacker’s Hostel, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

The Backpacker’s hostel is my 2nd favorite hostel in Mexico (behind the Santa Lucia in Merida) and is by far the best that I’ve stayed at in San Cristobal. The two main disadvantages of this hostel are:  1 – it’s the most expensive.  However, since they have stay 3 get 1 free and Thursdays are […]

Welcome to Winter

One of the first things you notice when you get off the bus in San Cristobal de las Casas is the temperature.  It was easily 15-20 degrees cooler than it was when Lisa and I left Palenque.  It was a wonderful change from hot and humid! At 2100+ meters and in a valley surrounded by […]