Somewhere in Chiapas: Mark and Chantelle, Dutch couple who got a little more adventure than they planned. They seemed fairly civilized, for Europeans ;) They even knew that all Americans don't watch Jerry Springer and vote for George Bush. They do put mayonaise on their french fries, though.
Near Ocosingo, Chiapas: I was waylaid by these Chiapan bandidos on the highway. They held a piece of twine across the road, and wouldn't let me pass till I bought oranges from them. The one second from the left was the ringleader. She had her mind made up that I was going to buy the oranges and that was all there was to it. I ended up giving her 10 pesos, about 90 cents, for 4 oranges. That is about twice what they are worth here, but I didn't have the heart to bargain with her.
Ocosingo: Basically, You are in Zapatista territory
Cascada de Agua Azul, Chiapas: Self portrait by one of the falls.
Fog lifting on a Chiapan highway.
The ruins at Palenque.
Posted by Andy Tiegs at August 16, 2006 01:29 AM GMT