I logged on intially to be jealous of my friend's trip to South America and now I'm loving your trip description. I lived 6 years in Chiapas, Mexico and there is not a day that goes by that I don't fantasize about a trip like this! As for Spanish schools, Guanajuato is great ( I taught English there) but San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas is even better... Gto is very spanish colonial and SCLC is indigneous.... interesting contrasts. Anyway, thanks for your report. I look forward to more.