|Happy Kerri after a good night sleep!|
We have just begun to explore San Cristobal. It's an old Spanish colonial town, similar to Antigua in Guatemala, but whereas Antigua was put on hold in it's development (when it was abandoned) and therefore retained a lot of the colonial architecture, San Cristobal continued to developed. It's a colonial town but with more development and modern buildings... more of a mix. The indigenous people (Mayan) live in the Barrios circling the town and come in on market days to sell their crafts and produce. They have very different dress than what we saw in the Guatemala highlands. The ladies wear their hair in long braids, wrapped with ribbon and they have satin colourful tops with black fur like skirts (like fake bear fur type thing). There is a bigger range of crafts that are sold, more wool items, leather, and jewelry with amber and jade (mining is big industry around here... and amber in particular.)
|Little girls selling their wares|
|A good find... awesome guacamole and sangrias!|
Happy Weekend everyone!