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 San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico: An Ethereal Highland City

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico: An Ethereal Highland City

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The cathedral at San Cristobal de las Casas
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Rich in indigenous culture and history, San Cristóbal de las Casas is an anthropologist's dream. The Maya, who are descended from an ancient and ingenious civilization, are a strong presence in and around the city. In many respects, Chiapas more closely resembles Guatemala than Mexico.

Fruit vendor in the market at San Cristobal
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Museum of Maya Medicine

Folk medicine is still popular among the Maya, and has its roots in the shamanic practices of their ancestors. It forms an integral part of a complex ‘cosmo-vision’, where extraordinary spiritual realms co-exist with mundane reality. Practically speaking, there are three main branches of Mayan medicine: herbalism, pulse-reading and midwifery. Visitors to this museum can expect to see some interesting displays.


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San Cristóbal de las Casas
Post on Sat 23 Jul 2011, 03:36 by t210021
Strikingly positioned in the highlands of Chiapas, there is an intense and otherworldly quality to San Cristóbal de las Casas. The streets rise and fall with brightly coloured houses, green mountains all around.

Thick white clouds pours over their peaks, while clean, clear light spills across the city. Between the rows of red-tiled roofs, churches and mansions rise up with regal presence. The ghost of colonial past lingers in San Cristóbal.

Rich in indigenous culture and history, San Cristóbal de las Casas is an anthropologist's dream. The Maya, who are descended from an ancient and ingenious civilization, are a strong presence in and around the city. In many respects, Chiapas more closely resembles Guatemala than Mexico.

Mystical, indigenous and ethereal San Cristóbal: A visit here is sure to enchant and fascinate.
 

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