Wednesday, March 21, 2007

San Cristobal de las Casas

We've just had a yummy lunch of tacos pollo which are nothing like the tacos we have at home- they're soft little rounds rather than crispy upright ones, plus we had them with salsa verde and tomatoes and lime. Yum.
Lime and chilli are everywhere here and that is just at it should be. I am a lemon girl at home but in Mexico I'm perfectly happy to be a lime girl.
San Cristobal is a very pretty little mountain town loaded with amazing churches and today we've just about covered it from head to tail-literally.
We walked up a gozillion steps to the top of a lovely church on the east side of town then walked to the other end of town to check out a house and museum where a Dutch archeaologist and his wife lived. She collected textiles and he dug up ruins. The house is lovely but sadly more a monument to them than what they found here, but her textile collection was ace.
I've watched the indigenous ladies here weave and embroider all over the place , and am a little overwhelmed by how much they produce.
There are also some truly lovely local modern jewellers and artists in San Cristobal. Temptation is everywhere but it's not as cheap as you may think, which is fair enough actually.
We're off to Palenque tomorrow, and jungle ruins, but now it's time for a siesta. What a wonderful tradition that is. Adios!


Anonymous said...

Hey Becky

Love the Blog - and keeping up wtih your trip in Mexico.

simone said...

so pleased you are blogging from Mexico!! Great to read about your adventures... can't wait to see photo's.. my adventure with uni, midwifery and working is FULL ON!! AAAGGGHHHH!!! Oh my...