– A scent of wood smoke, Indians, festive churches and the wildest colours.
After having found ourselves in Tulum for some time, on Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico, we got an urge to move into the country, more specifically, to the Chiapas region, the highlands and the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas.
We took the bus from Tulum and drove toward the border of Belize and continued west. We drove the most of the night and arrived the next day, all excited.
Al tiredness was behind us when the city appeared with its coloured houses, Indians and wood smoke, in the usually clear and cool mountain air.
San Cristóbal, is the former capital of Chiapas region, now regarded as the cultural Capital of Chiapas.
The town captured us with its many beautiful houses that were painted in the wildest colours.
Wherever our eyes wandered, we were met with the most adventurous combinations of the shades of green, pink, yellow, blue, orange and indigo …
The churches were spread out between the streets and they were a feast to enter.
They were decorated with gold garlands, tinsel and banners that hung as they celebrated each day and everyone who came by.
Around the squares people hang out, and the locals were in town to sell their crafts.
San Cristóbal was one of these adventures we had not seen or planned. Although Lonely Planet was on the table, it was the long walks around the city, the markets and the fantastic beautiful people, which now sits in our memories – and lit up like fireflies that followed our bus around in the night.