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... and the possible need to change rooms] but it was all tended to on our return. Diary update and pix uploaded and bagged out after 2200.
Dork of the day--Brian If If you took your hat off during dinner it might show some class.
... Chamula. This town is unique because it is one of the only (maybe THE only) church in Mexico that houses a mix of Catholicism and traditional Mayan religious practices. No cameras were allowed inside the church, so IŽll describe it for you: there are no pews or benches inside, (no organized seating, basically), no religious leader standing in the front--every family is gathered in circles on the floor, which is covered with pine needles and candles ...
... of the city. The elaborate Baroque facade was completed in 1721 and is painted in yellow and red with niches that hold statues of various saints. The ones closest to ground level at least seem to be badly weathered or otherwise deliberately vandalised as most of them seem to be missing hands.
Behind the cathedral is another, smaller and much simpler church dedicated to St Nicolas which was completed in 1621 specifically for use by the indigenous population. Whereas ...
... suite room. San Cristobal was an amazing surprise, the town looks nothing like we'd visited before in Mexico, the street were full of vibrant colours, galleries and bars lined the streets, it reminded me of any European town in Switzerland or Austria. It had a very European feel too it. As I sat and sipped my soya cafe latte, you could almost forget you were in Mexico; except for the indigenous ladies that roamed the streets with a baby strapped ...
... some photos, but remembered to take his waterproof. And exactly as predicted it started to rain again.
We had a lovely final Mexican meal, which I don't think I've mentioned yet – the Mexican food over here is nothing like the Mexican food we know. Honestly, its totally different. I've seen Fajitas only once on a menu, but they were not the same. The Nachos don't come with guacamole, cream or salsa and when you order things like enchiladas, they ...
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