San Cristóbal de las Casas

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  • Day116

    We had a really yummy breakfast that was included as part of our stay with omelet’s and pancakes with lots of fruit. We then signed up to a tour and after a quick coffee we headed on a bus out to see two towns just outside San Cristobel. Zinacantán and Chamula which bit had a high indigenous population and some poverty. The main industry seemed to be growing flowers and textiles. At Zinacantán we saw the church which had been damaged, walked around town a bit and to a textile shop. Most of the things didn’t look too great. We tried some of the local drink Poche which tasted just like alcohol. At Chamula we visited the main church where the floor was decorated with pine leaves, there were many candles flickering from glasses or just on the floor. The flowers decorating were beautiful and there were groups of families sitting, praying, drinking and sacrificing hens to take the disease from the sick away. It was a little disturbing to see these chickens having their necks broken in the church. There was a small market outside which we had a look at before heading back to San Cristobel. We stopped for a coffee and then walked to the main market for lunch. I had some yummy tacos of beef, chicken and pork for only $21 pesos or $1.45 AUD. We walked around the stores and saw lots of tassels and pom-poms. I brought a beautiful ring from a local artist which I just love. We headed back, got our washing and went out for some more shopping. I brought a top and Zoe got some shoes before we stopped at the Spanish tapas bar. We had a massive serve of guacamole with chips and olives. Back at the hostel we packed and had some of the free unlimited moijitos they had on.Read more

  • Day6

    Noch ein paar Bilder vom Hotel. Die Blumen werden übrigens häufig von einem Kolibri besucht. Der ist aber zu schnell für die Kamera... 😅
    Und hinten gibt es einen Biergarten (siehe Schild). Da fühlt man sich doch fast wie zu Hause...😀

  • Day5

    Heute hatten wir ein luxuriöses Frühstück direkt neben unserem Hotel. Gestern Abend haben wir erfahren, dass viele Touristen die Buchungen für September storniert haben. Daher ist oft nicht so viel los. Beim Frühstück waren wir auch wieder alleine mit den Kellnern.

  • Day7

    Tagesausklang bei Tapas und Cocktails

  • Day208

    We were told by many people that the city of San Cristobal was not to be missed; a city full of cobblestone streets, remarkable churches and architecture, and local indigenous people dressed in colourful clothing at the markets and in the squares. We saw all of these things in San Cristobal, but found it to be a bit too touristy for us, with people constantly calling to you on the street or at restaurants trying to sell fruit, breads or artesanias (local arts and crafts). We were, however, lucky to be hosted by Warmshowers host Oscar, along with our Canadian cyclist friend Justin and another cyclist from Alaska, Birch. Once we arrived at Oscar's house, which he recently built but was planning to sell so he could head off travelling, we were engrossed in an animated conversation about travels and life in Mexico in general. We combined our various groceries and Oscar, also a trained chef, prepared a delicious pasta dinner paired with wine and more fun adventure chatter. While we explored the city and caught up on internety things the next day, Birch was on the lookout for a bike box, or at least the materials to make one. When we got back in the evening he was working away to turn a cereal display box - vivid green with some kind of female cereal superhero - into a bike box for his bus ride to Tulum and flight home. We enjoyed tacos with Oscar and Birch at Oscar's favourite taco stand, then headed to bed early to prepare for more climbing (and some downhill!) the next day.Read more

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San Cristóbal de las Casas, San Cristobal de las Casas, SZT, San Cristóbal de Las Casas

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