Mansion del Valle
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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... We had chosen this restaurant at random and had a fabulous meal, including the best Creme Brûlée I have ever tasted.
Spanish colonial architecture is very evident in San Cristobal de las Casas. It is a very clean city with many cobble-stoned streets, some of which are pedestrian only. I would have liked to have spent at least another (free) day in San Cristobal de las Casas as I didn't have time to go to the amber and jade museums or to just walk around the ...
... Zina, was perhaps more modern in that most houses had satellite dishes for television and Internet. While the churches were catholic they followed the Pope's teachings. Our highlight here was a visit to a family home . Here the women had taken up weaving and their home was a workshop with the women involved in weaving and embroidering artefacts for sale and to supplement the family income. 95 year old granny was supervising operations. We were shown how ...
... are still wear their traditional dress made of black sheep wool. They're very independent and private. There is a catholic church here with religious figures inside but they have their own ceremonies inside, the floor is covered with pine needles, giving the inside a wonderful smell. There were a lot of people lighting hundreds of candles on the floor, praying softly. Some of the worshippers had chickens which they were going to sacrifice. Around the walls were glass ...
... it was Sunday did some FaceTime and Skype.
At the aforementioned 3 hour point we met Niall and Danielle a really nice Scottish couple.
His blog puts our paltry effort to shame. http://www.nevworldwonders.com
They introduced us to Aberdeen Angus Malbec. Got awfully drunk whilst repeatedly appraising the wine and eating sweeties, got pizza for the whole hostel (made lots of friends with international yoofs), lost things, found things, lost things ...
... br> The next day, after a late wake up, I took a drive a few kilometers (107, to be exact) out to the ruins of Tonina, which was the Mayan capital of the west (Palenque being their eastern capital...which I'll see on my way back in July). Tonina is not a major tourist draw, which meant that after I made my way through lazy pastures and over rolling hills, I nearly had the whole complex to myself. This place ...