South America Blog

   This is the journey I have always dreamed of,  to ride my motorcycle across the Americas. 

   Follow me as I travel south from Texas to the tip of South America on my BMW GS.   

    Here's a view of the  Map 

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico

The city of magic is the simplest way that I can describe this area.  San Cristobal is located in the Chiapas Mountains. The area sits in a clouded forest.  Most mornings and evenings the area seems to be covered in fog creating ideal cool/cold temperatures.

This area has a painful past.  The native people have struggled to keep their way of life and customs from the pressures of other cultures and governments.

Life here can be especially difficult for the young.  You do not wait until your 16th birthday to start working - it is more like age 6, if not younger.

Heros of the people around here are  Che Guevara,  Emiliano Zapata,  and Sub-Comandante
Marcos who help organize the EZNL  - Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional or better known as the Zapatistas.   They fight for a better  way of life for the indigents peoples.