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We didn't bike in Mexico on this trip. We left our folding bikes in a storeroom in Cancun and headed by bus to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, and then on to the coast of Oaxaca. We spent the month of March in San Agustinillo, Oaxaca.

These places -- San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, and San Agustinillo, Oaxaca, appear elsewhere in Here, we will only add one new photo from San Cristobal, and a few photos around San Agustinillo, including a cabana where we stayed this year for the first time. It was fantastic!


We saw the girl below in San Cristobal de las Casas. She was tiny, and she was walking up and down the street, with her baby brother on her back, selling little clay animals.


In San Agustinillo, we rented a little cabana above the beach, to the east of the village. In the photo below, the arrow shows where the cabana is located. It was quite a hike from the village, which is out of the photo to the left, and the beach, more than it looks in the picture.

The cabana was very inexpensive, less than $700 for the entire month, and it was quite basic inside. There was a nearly-bare living space and a separate kitchen area, below, plus a tiny but well-ventilated bedroom, and a bathroom.

The virtue of renting this cabana was the veranda, below. And the virtue of the veranda was its incredible views, shown in photos that follow. Barbara said several times that our veranda, from 5:30 p.m. to nightfall, was the best place in the world.

Morning tea on the veranda.

Mid-day view

The evening view that Barbara saw most often


Moonset seen from the veranda before dawn

Sunset -- a popular time for walking on the beaches

Night falls

and moon and stars come out

A sunset at Punta Cometa


Punta Cometa, a 45-minute walk from San Agustinillo, is the southernomst point in Oaxaca, very nearly the southernmost place in Mexico. (That honor goes to a corner of Chiapas near the Guatemala border.) Punta Cometa has special, spiritual significance to the local indigenous people -- and apparently to many New Age visitors as well.

There are often ceremonies (that we don't understand) at the point. When the moon is full, a visit to Punta Cometa is special because the sunset to the west is soon followed by the moonrise to the east.


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