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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 ...
... nightclub by night! We were introduced to Mezcia, a smokey tequila/whiskey hybrid. It was vile! After some shots were given to us that tasted like mint chocolate ice cream and cherry cordial, much more to out tastes! After dancing to Mexican music we put on 'Timber' for them, the locals didn't seem to impressed! All to soon it was time to call it a night as we have to be up early for our Sumidero Canyon Tour ...
... au chocolate type thing with a creme inside and oh my Moses it was astonishing. The next day was fascinating and weird in equal measure. We had a tour of the indigenous Mayan villages. The situation is similar to that of the native Americans in the USA- they have their own laws, tax system, judicial system and the Mexican authorities tend not to get involved. For instance, we walked through the central market and next to us was the jail! The guys would only be there for 24 hours but ...
... built to withstand a 13 richter earthquake. A shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe has also been built into a small recess in the wall.
The park and the river are home to thousands of birds and reptiles: herons, some type of ugly birds, green iguanas and even crocodiles. Apparently there are over 300 crocodiles in the national park and we saw three of them, and pretty big ...
... with linguistic and cultural ties to other highland Maya peoples.Zinacantán literally means "land of bats" and comes from theNahuatl language. People in Zinacantán speak Tzotzil (a Mayan language) and they call their own land "Sots'leb", that is, "land of bats" in their own language.