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... Another memorable experience we had here was seeing how the Mayan Tzotzil and Tzeltal indigenous communities live today. Still a very traditional and superstitious people, we witnessed chickens being sacrificed to the gods and performances of demon expulsions in the community church (unfortunately we weren't able to take photos of these sacred acts). Though we felt like we could stay in San Cristobal for months, after almost two weeks we figured we should explore deeper into the ...
... arriving at the gardens, it was far from obvious that they were open; I almost turned around and left before I spotted someone official working there to sell me a ticket. He was very nice and spoke a little English, and spent some time showing me around and explaining the various orchids and other plant species they had on the trails and in the greenhouse. There were a handful of other tourists there, but the whole thing felt a bit unfinished and ...
... sure the place was much more serene and more so worth a visit, but it felt like it had been a bit spoilt.
Once we arrived in San Cristobal, there was a mad scramble for Wifi in the hotel lobby, as we’d had none for the last 48 hours. It was quite funny to see. Obviously I was included in the scramble. The city itself had a really nice vibe about the place; cobbled streets, coffee shops, and ...
... intelligent and incredibly interesting and charming as he explained his philosophy of travel and how he travels on the cheap because it seems to always lead to more interesting experiences and you get a much better understanding of the people and the culture of the countries you're travelling through. We said our goodbyes and he finished off with 'It's George isn't it? Have a great trip'. We met about 4 hours before that and I must of forgotten his name within ...
... us that every day two tones of garbage are recollected from the river (!) So there is a sad side to this beautiful canyon as well :(
Oventic - Zapatista village
On our last day in Chiapas, we went to one of the zapatista villages called Oventic. It takes about one hour and 30 MXN to get there. Once there you have to register at the entrance and wait for an approval to enter the gate. Inside you're accompanied by one of the community members who ...