Parador San Juan de Dios
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Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas
... didn't need to do much steering of the reins. Lenny and Matts horse Snowy were buddies, they would trot along together and canter once we hit the open road out of the forest. The horses looked a little bit unfed which was sad but managed to take us through the rocky and hilly terrain without fault. Amazing how they can steadily manoeuvre through rocky, rough terrain. Jess wasn't very keen on horses but she enjoyed it a lot in the end. Bree looked like a ...
... a push and looked in...behind was a huge courtyard and well looked after garden. Given that the surrounding streets were losing the pristine looks for the odd bit of graffiti, this was something we didn't expect to see, it was like stepping into a different world. There were dogs running round and cats sleeping in corners - this really was a homely place.
We were starving after the long bus ride and asked for a recommendation - Toque Coleto ...
... Most of the city’s economy is based on commerce, services and tourism. Tourism is based on the city’s history, culture and indigenous population, although the tourism itself has affected the city, giving it foreign elements. Major landmarks of the city include the Cathedral, ...
... in both English and Spanish. We learnt that circa 60% of Mexicans live below the poverty line and unfortunately you could really see it here. We would sit down for a meal and children as young as 6 to old women would try and sell you anything and then awkwardly linger when we said no. We would have at least 20 of these situations for a 25 minute meal. At one point a little girl stopped trying to sell things and just repeatedly asked for the m&m's in Justin's hand ...
... town and some yummy local food we got an early night. Jim played tour guide on Sunday and took us on a walking tour of Antigua which is another beautiful place with cobblestone streets, quaint architecture and a kind of European feel. In the next post we will continue our Guatemalan activities (we are almost in danger of getting fit!) and the start of our Mexican adventures - the land of tacos, tequila and siestas (most likely in that order). Jim and Sian ...
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