After spending a week in Oaxaca I made my way down to Salina Cruz and then on to San Cristóbal de las Casas. But again when I got to Tuxtla Gutiérrez both the toll highway and the free highway were blocked with protesters, so I spent the night in Tuxtla Gutiérrez at the City Express Junior. The next day I got up early and headed out to San Cristóbal de las Casas, only about an hour away. It was a cool drive, really as I climbed in altitude it got cooler and cooler. I drove into the clouds, then through the clouds until I was finally above the clouds, a pretty neat experience.
San Cristóbal de las Casas is a cool city, with markets and a lot of churches. I wandered around for a few days. Without me knowing it, there turned out to be a BMW Chiapas convention taking place this weekend. I have to say that I have never seen so many 1200GS in one place at one time. This is also the first time in Mexico that I saw other riders wearing full gear (AGATT) as I always do, believe me this is a rare sight.
When I tried to leave and go to Palenque to see the ruins, I only got about 75 kms before I came to another road block. Another town protesting the government had decided to block the highway, so I turned back and stayed another night in San Cristóbal de las Casas. So, the next day I took the advice of my friend Teresa and I took the toll roads. This time I went to Villahermosa and I had no problems at all. Next stop Campeche and then onto Chichén Itzá.