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... the sort of place that has old-fashioned coffee makers and cold brews, and would probably be right at home in St-Henri or any other hipster neighbourhood. The difference is, they're using locally grown beans from small organic growers right in the surrounding hills.
After a nice leisurely brunch, I armed myself with a tourist map and visited some of the sights of San Cristobal. I checked out two essential sites: the coffee museum and the cocoa ...
... The idea was to rock up, have a bit of a swim, and chill out for an hour or so. In reality, everyone fell asleep in rapid time on the bus, which meant to one could actually be bothered to get in. The waterfall was pretty cool, but was ultimately just an average sized waterfall. In keeping with the theme of losing things/being generally clumsy, I slipped and had a blowout on my flip-flops within about 5 minutes. ...
... crocodiles chilling on the shores and saw a small part of the Chicoasen Dam. Then we stopped in the middle of the river in the bloody sun (!) whilst the guide went up and down the boat collecting the tip (the cheek of him!). Back to San Cristobal for 1pm, lunch at the coffee place and also bought amber earrings. Then the boys and I decided to go for a walk ...
... locals. We still ended up with punishing tequila hangovers the next morning so we are not sure what the difference was! Slighty fuzzy headed we packed our bags again the next morning for one of our long travel days, a 10 hour bus journey to the town of Palenque for our next Mayan history lesson. Although smaller than some of the other Mayan cities, Palenque is known to have some of the finest examples of Mayan architecture and carvings dating back as far as ...
In order to get to Caņon del Sumidero, we took an organized tour as it cost almost the same as going by ourselves. Normal price are 300 MXN, but we decided to pay 350 MXN and for that they took us not only to the canyon itself but also to the five lookout points where we could see the canyon from above.
The tour started not so great as we were told to show up at 08:30am but we left at 9am, so it was unnecessary for us to come so early. But ...