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Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas
... and much more intimate, these ruins were discovered completely covered in jungle. They're in the mountains so the views from the top of the temples were stunning. Our guide was fascinating, giving us the gory detail of the Mayan way of life. These Mayans were less violent than the others, only practicing human sacrifice on the odd religious occassion rather than at every occassion. A moderate bunch really..... Despite there being a number ...
... Templo de San Juan Bautista was the number one attraction here. It looked like a church from the outside but there was an entry fee for tourists and a strict ban on photography. The reasons behind this became apparent as soon as we walked through the door. This was where the locals carried out their religious ceremonies & offerings.
Immediately on the right was a huge queue of parents with babies in ...
... from the local shaman at $10 a pop so at least their was one aspect of modern religion in there!
We spent a little while in the market and then headed to another village where we had a traditional lunch planned. We were taught about the history of the people and their customs and Lol and I were chosen to get dressed up in their traditional wedding outfits. After a great lunch we headed back into town to wait for our over night bus to Campeche.
... on 4 August, Saint Matthiew on 22 September, Christmas, and many others. Thanks Mr Wikipedia.
Back to town and a late lunch was at Tortas Locas.
That evening it was Tristen's turn to try his hand with the pinata being his birthday.
Dinner at a Trip Advisor ...
... the heat, the sounds, the atmosphere - its very very speical.
A true highlight of the trip for me.
After buying 20 woven braclets from a number of women on the square and sitting on some steps eating delicious street food (Mexican street food is unreal) we decided to venture into the next local village and see what was going on there.
So we started asking taxi men how much it would cost as there were no buses going that way. We ...