Camino Real Tuxtla Gutierrez
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... from what I could understand is they need a big enough group to leave on the boats so we had to wait. We waited 45 minutes while a big tour group of business men gathered, eating finger food and drinking a drink that looked like muddy water, being entertained by xylophonists and dancing girls. Eventually they had all arrived and we piled into the tour boat and made our way down the Sumerido canon. The Sumerido canon is a famous tourist destination in the Chiapas region of Mexico, ...
... late afternoon and chilled for a while watching tv with the air con to cool us off. That night for dinner we walked right down the central ave to see what we could find, we found some good taquerias, but didn't feel like Mexican, instead we went to a Chinese buffet that was pretty cheap and the food was surprisingly good. That night, while I was going to the corner shop to get an ice cream I got asked by an attractive lady who spoke fluent english who ...
There were just 5 of us who ended up on the trip which was first to San Lorenzo Zinancantan and the on to Chamula.
It's not much of a drive out of San Cristobal to Zinancantan, but over into another valley and it feels like entering a different world. I suppose I'd been expecting something a lot poorer and less orderly and was surprised as we came down into the valley at how the fields were well laid-out and it looked really quite "Swiss" ...
... was slightly disappointed at the lack of wildlife - 2 crocodiles and a few monkeys in 2 hours. And lots of birds of course, though none particularly interesting. The scenery was impressive, but I think I'll see similar but more beautiful scenery in New Zealand.
After that I headed back to San Cristobal for my night bus to Oaxaca. And then, after two near misses, fate finally caught up with me. I accidently left my hat at the hostel :(
... on the individual's body by the shaman while they chant. They might be instructed to snap the chicken's neck, cook a meal and give it to someone they dislike. Now that's an idea!
This village enjoys unique autonomous status in Mexico. Apparently they were among the last Mayan societies to succumb to Spanish rule, and fought fiercely during the War of Castes and again during the Mexican Revolution. Their rebellious spirit still prevails as they ...