Before I travel to someplace new, I seldom read much, other then in general terms. I like being surprised.
San Cristobal provided many surprises, culturally, indigenously, and weather wise in 2008.
Some of the unexpected things were, the amount of crosses - everywhere!
so sweet and delicious. The tuna from the blooms of the cactus are plentiful there as well as in San Miguel
Well, you get the picture - lots and lots of beautifully made handicrafts.
In 2008, I was there at the end of May prior to the rainy season, we thought. Believe it or not, in the last few days of May, a hurricane came through! Wow, did it ever rain! And, since San Cristobal is in the Highlands of Chiapas, it was REALLY cold. We plowed forward however, not missing much.
So much to see and so little time. One of the surprising bits of information that was learned while in San Cristobal, was the fact that the Italians make up the largest contingent of ex-pats followed by the French.
Oh my, delicious Italian and French food - some of the best that any of us had ever had.
It was hard to leave San Cristobal. It was such an easy, beautiful and enchanting place to be. Onward though to the next surprise. Chiapa de Corzo.