Parador San Juan de Dios
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... else 5 pesos! I must have that air of a dumb tourist. That evening a few of us organised to meet up at a local restaurant. Me, Mary and Carlos/Ignacio (still haven't decided what to call him yet) went early and asked for a table of 7 with the expectation that the others would join us. Except they never turned up! So we felt all rejected and then the heavens opened and the biggest thunderstorm I've ever seen crashed down on us. There was such ...
... There were small groups, probably families, kneeling on the floor in front of a cleared space of pine needles. Dozens of candles would be lined up and lit in the cleared space on the floor. Chants and prayers would commence whilst offerings were placed before the candles - these ranged from bottles of Coca-Cola, beer, some clear liquid, chicken eggs and even live chickens. One family group had a woman's blood pressure ...
... of Saint Sebastian, 20 January, is also important in Zinacantan. In fact, Saint Sebastian's feast lasts from 18 to 22 January. There are also many other feasts which are less important: Epiphany on 6 January, Our Lady of the Candelaria on 2 February, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Pentecost, ...
... staring but at the same time it is a very deep experiance - watching these people go about their rituals, this is something they fully whole heartedly believe in and its truely surreal and amazing to watch.
We walked around the church taking in all the different forms of ritual. Women chanting and then taking shots of strong sugar cane liquor. Live chickens being held under the arms of strong burly women, not knowing that any minute now she was about ...
... to have chilli on everything. So much chilli here....addicted.
At night, we started with margaritas down one of San Cristobal's cobble stone roads and then ate ridiculously good pizza from 'Pizza el Punto' (con chilli), along with some traditional tequila and lime. We have to get involved in these local customs, as you know!! ;)
Our Spanish skills are definitely needing improvement! We are so glad we took a ...