Camino Real Tuxtla Gutierrez
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... front and around the back of the garden to see if there was a park behind. There was a small swimming pool for the locals, a tiny dinosaur museum, museum of art that looked pretty big and a place I think that hold concerts, but no grassy part area we could sit under a tree a eat our lunch. It was also really hot, eventually we just sat at a park bench out the front of the botanical garden. While we were eating we became fascinated with ants carrying ...
... on Lake Atitlan. San Pedro was a super relaxed place with quite a hippy vibe and the first health food store Sian has see during the past six weeks (and yes she did manage to pick up a few things). We didn't get up to a great deal in San Pedro though we did kayak across the lake and back which was a much harder task than expected. Sadly after a couple of lovely days in San Pedro we had to part ways with our Irish buddies ...
... made taco although not any of the other goodies which were bubbling away around the fire.
Of course the visit was capped off by some purchases of their wares and we then walked down to the centre of the community where everybody seemed to be congregating accompanied by music and fireworks. We were in luck - there was a FIESTA in full swing although it seemed to involve more hanging around than actually doing anything.
San Juan Chamulin is one of the highlights of our travels thusfar, and is most definitely the biggest culture shock to date. This Mayan village lies deep in the heart of Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico. Only about 50,000 colourfully-clad Tzotzil Mayans live there. A ten peso VW combi ride from San Cristobal de las Casas gets you there in just 20 minutes.
Time seemed to stand still as we sat and stared, taking in all that was going ...
... Chiapanecos in the 1600s most of the communities ended up accepting it and adopted Christianity, incorpating Catholic customs into their worship. Of the several different missionary groups to descend on Chipas, it was the Dominican friars that settled in Zinacantán.
They set about building a chapel and started converting the locals, until a few decades later the Mexican ...