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  • Hometown

    Hamilton, Bermuda

  • Location now

    Mexico City, Mexico

  • Work published

    BBC archives online, Isle of Man newspapers

  • Travel philosophy

    Carpe Diem.

  • Craziest place

    Litang Horse Festival, Sichuan Province, China/Tibet border. Hundreds of dreadlocked cowboys descended from the hills for a week of sleeping in tents on a massive plain and imbibing vast amounts of baijiou- all for the privilege of hurling themselves backwards off their steeds to grab white silk scarves off the ground.

  • Bizarre experience

    1) Being invited to a variety of mysterious cuts of lamb and about 178 bottles of beer by a local "town chief" in Inner Mongolia who wept openingly at the privilege of having "laowei" at his table. 2) Being dragged off the street into a local council meeting in laos which consisted of being forced to drink rice whiskey mixed with beer and moving from house to house in a drunken singing procession and dancing with shoes off

  • Dream destination

    Bolivia

  • Traveled before

    Mexico, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Egypt, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala

  • Going next

    Colombia

Lisa Rodan's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • Getting to the Lagos de Montebello

    Jun 08, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    If you’re not coming on a pre-arranged tour, you can get here by public bus from Comitán. Combis leave from ......

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  • Safety

    Jun 03, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    The center of Comitán is generally safe, although like anywhere, be alert if walking around alone at night and try ......

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  • Getting Around Comitán de Dominguez

    Jun 03, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    EXPLORING COMITÁN ON FOOTComitan is small enough to walk around, and the views and pretty streets are well worth traipsing ......

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Destinations

  • Ciudad Cuauhtemoc

    Jun 08, 2009 - Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Mexico

    There’s nothing ciudad-like about Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. This dusty pueblo of just over 2000 inhabitants exists as the southern terminus of ......

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  • Tenam Puente

    Jun 08, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    The Mayan archaeological site of Tenam Puente dates back to 600 AD. Its name means fortress and although only a ......

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  • Chinkultic

    Jun 08, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    The ruined Mayan city of Chinkultic is strategically placed within the 6000 hectares of pine forest that make up the ......

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Hotels

  • Cabañas de Doña Maria

    Jun 08, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    For cheap lodgings near the Lagos de Montebello, try Doña Maria’s basic but clean cabins. The attached restaurant is a ......

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  • Parador Santa Maria

    Jun 08, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    The converted hacienda that is Parador Santa Maria has some of the region’s most expensive and luxurious accommodation. Just 13 ......

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  • Hotel Real Flor de Maria

    Jun 03, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    Although it’s a bit of a walk from the center, Real Flor de Maria is one of Comitán’s plushest hotels ......

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Restaurants

  • Restaurant Helens Enrique

    Jun 03, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    In front of the Parque Central, Restaurant Helens Enrique is a good budget option in the center of town. They ......

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  • El Tulipan

    Jun 03, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    For authentic chiapaneca food in one of the best restaurants in Chiapas, try out El Tulipan. Inside the hotel Posada ......

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  • El Rincón de las Arracheras

    Jun 03, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    If you’ve woken up with a craving for meat, your most carnivorous desires will be well and truly satisfied at ......

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Activities

  • El Chiflón

    Jun 08, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    El Chiflón is a series of waterfalls that are a 30 minute drive from Comitán. The falls are one of ......

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  • Tenam Puente

    Jun 08, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    The Mayan archaeological site of Tenam Puente dates back to 600 AD. Its name means fortress and although only a ......

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  • Museo Parador Santa Maria

    Jun 08, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    Just 10 kilometers from the Chinkultic ruins, the Museo Parador Santa Maria is a stunning 18th century hacienda converted into ......

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Tours

  • Gozamex

    Dec 30, 2008 - Cholula, Mexico

    Gozamex is a Puebla-based outfit, but with a good selection of tours to pyramids, waterfalls, ruins, fishing spots, volcanoes, safaris ......

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  • TIP Tours

    Dec 30, 2008 - Cholula, Mexico

    TIP is a large company that seems to be everywhere. The company runs fairly pricy tours from the waterfalls of ......

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  • Servitours

    Dec 30, 2008 - Cholula, Mexico

    Servitours is a one-man operation that is well vouched for locally. He can pick customers up from their hotel and ......

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Services

  • The Border Crossing

    Jun 08, 2009 - Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Mexico

    Ciudad Cuauhtémoc may be Mexico’s final town on the main highway that stretches to the tip of South America, but ......

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  • Services

    Jun 01, 2009 - Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

    The Comitán Tourist Office is on Calle Central Benito Juárez Oriente 6 (Tel: 963/632-4047) and is open weekdays 9 a.m-7 ......

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  • Banks

    Dec 30, 2008 - Cholula, Mexico

    HSBC on 14 Morelos has an ATM and is open from 9 a.m-7 p.m. Five doors down, Bancomer can change ......

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