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... to go in and see the goings on so there is of course a handsome fee for the privilege.
I cannot begin to portray the scene that greets you when you enter this small normal looking church, I will try but you have to believe this is the sort of place you need to see with your own eyes to fully understand the sight before you.
You walk in the main doors at the back of the church as you typically would in any church and that is where ...
... look at SC. I spied a church spiral so we eventually found the Church of Cerrillo in the west of the town's core. Wandering through market areas, I suggested to Sarki few tourists would ever have come this way and Greg walked toward us.
The trio then set ...
After taking an 11hr ("de lujo") bus ride overnight from Oaxaca, we arrived at San Cristóbal de las Casas, a small town in the state of Chiapas, perched at 2,100 meters. The air was cool and the town was just waking up as we arrived and searched for the nearest youth hostel. We found something adequate (with a large open courtyard), had a shower and breakfast to the music of three English-speaking hippies singing and playing their guitars. San Cristóbal's most ...
... hungry so I didn't stay long checking out the Artists' Market right in front of the church. In the labyrinthine markets further uphill, I found cocinas that serve lunch. I was so proud of myself when I was able to order outside the menu and have excatly what I wanted: fried fresh fish with rice, salad, frijoles. Didn't even touch the warm tortillas.
Cafes, Cakes and Chico
Along Real de Guadalupe, I came across this French ...
... de Corzo. There's no nature here, no Mayan ruins, but there's a botanical garden and zoo that make a pleasant -yet a fairly hot day- of walking and sight-seeing. There's a central street where you can shop for clothes, visit about 5 different parks, check out some nice churches and buy some bizarre food on the street markets.
Passing the Poverty in the Open Spaces In-Between Towns
You'll undoubtedly pass open areas of Chiapas near Chiapa de Corzo where ...