Hotel Villa Mercedes
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Villa Mercedes San Cristobal de las Casas
Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas
... a grid pattern. What surprised me is that it appears to be a new building, a converted house. After checking in, I didn't see anyone else around and lifting one of the free maps headed over to the nearby Iglesia de Guadalupe perched impressively on a hill overlooking the town.
From there it was easy to walk straight into the town centre, only stopping at one of those roast chicken places I had last used in Valladolid. This time I remembered to order ...
... is also not thrilled with this flight so he's on my page. We are going to sit near the front - well, he ends up sitting right next to the pilot! Doesn't get more front than that!
I am fortunate that I knew that our luggage would not be coming on this flight with us and our big bags are going in the bus to meet us in San Cristobal. Most of the group have really tried to stick to the weight limit. Unfortunate for them! We all have hand luggage though ...
... These are the real hardcore travellers, many hitch hiking their way through the country trying to make ends meat as they go along. There are plenty of hippies here! We met one guy who was hitching from Alaska as far south as he could go and he'd had some pretty interesting experiences so far. One particular Frenchman looked the splitting image of Jack Sparrow, long hair, outrageous pirate type clothing on. My initial thoughts when I first saw him were again 'Check ...
... came over. He was offering to give a spiritual cleansing ritual to anyone who wanted it and after already having one done in Mexico City I felt comfortable to say ok why not!! So yes a part of me was comfortable but it quickly dawned on me I was in a little village where they wear fur and sacrifice chickens to take to church so my comfort quickly diminished when he ushered us to leave the church and follow him up a dusty street out of the main square. Stuie and I awkwardly ...
... with new tastes: the famous mole sauce (chocolate and chilli and served with almost everything), tacos galore, courgette flowers and masses of wonderful fruit. We then moved onto Oaxaca (Wa-ha-kah) which was a 5 hour bus journey and a foodies dream. Here we found 7 types of mole sauce, seafood and fried grasshoppers- had to be done but just the once! More archeological sites, great hiking opportunities and mountain top pools to swim in at ...