|San Cristobal de las Casas|
Then we arrived in this interesting and beautiful mountain city. We are renting a small room in a lovely home and within 10 minutes of our arrival we heard from our host about a special event with some Tibetan monks so we all went together to it.
|Colorful San Cristobal|
Now it is two days later and we talk about coming back for an extended period. To Richard there are feelings of Guatemala and his childhood. This is the land of the Mayans and there are many indigenous still living here and in the surrounding areas. Their clothing and pride in their culture is amazing. Many still speak their own dialects. Our usual activities of yoga are being fulfilled as well as MANY vegetarian restaurants which provide great choices for meals.
|Roof garden of Casa del Pan where they grow their own vegetables.|
|Heading into the canyon|
|Moss growing ... looks like Christmas tree|
|lots of wildlife.|
|The famous view of Chiapas|
|Up close and personal!|
|Our boat when right through this!!!|
|Outside of church in San Juan Chamula|
|Graveyard in San Juan Chamula|
|typical weaving style of Chiapas|
|mixture of woving and embroidery|
|intricate wall hanging|
|home made tortillas filled with calabaza and beans|
|Hundreds of drawers with Huilpols|
|At least some rain every day!|
|In the market|
|Streets of San Cristobal|
So...we are winding down our first week. This weekend we were invited by the family of a young man we know in San Miguel to their home in the town of Comitan de Dominguez about 2 hours away. We will join them for activities and see another colonial town and get to practice our Spanish all weekend. Chiapas has been great for staying in Spanish as there are many less foreigners speaking English than SMA. This comparison reminds me of how much time I spent the first few hours and days comparing things to SMA. We both decided that comparing does not keep one in the present, nor is it fair to either of the things, places or people being compared. This has been my personal lesson for the week and hopefully for life. I realize how much time I spend doing that about myself and my surrondings. I hope to remember that each of us is unique and the many places we visit are too. I will say that after one week in Chiapas....I am sure we will be back.
Thanks for traveling with us and more will come next week as we still have lots to do and see.
Love from the 2wo of us.