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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

The mountains of the EZLN

sunny 75 °F

We were super excited about escaping the sweltering weather that we had been in for the past several months, so when we reached San Cristobal we couldn’t get enough of the cool mountain air. The smell of pine needles in the city was something unexplainable. Even more so was the church in San Juan Chamula, which has its floor carpeted with pine needles. We watched as the villagers would come inside to perform healing ceremonies involving countless candles and chicken sacrifices.

We took our time venturing around the city and also started heavy production on our “full-feature adventure film” (premiering in June 2013). The old colonial town is filled with beautiful churches and delicious food. Although it seems like we have now eaten about a million corn tortillas, we still love them fresh off the grill!!

However what we really, really enjoyed was the Pozole soup with big thick maize kernels and super smooth tequila!

Lucky for us, Robin has a nose for sweets and discovered our new favorite treat from the local lacteria – ice creams in little bags made with real cream and for only 2 pesos (16 cents).

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 19:42 Archived in Mexico

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