This is a reblog of a post from 3-years ago . . .
San Cristobal de las Casas. First impressions? Wonderful, beautiful—a nice change of pace from Yucatan. At 7000 feet above sea level the temperatures are much cooler than in Merida at 30 feet above sea level. It is very comfortable during the day at 65F to 70F. It cools even further at night. We are experiencing some pretty heavy rainfall in the late afternoons and early evening, but even that is really nice.
This mountain city of 189,000 people reminds me of what you might see in the Andes, perhaps in Peru or Bolivia. People, especially the women, tend to dress in traditional clothing—colorful, and unique to specific regions within Chiapas. The streets are narrow, full of color and packed with street vendors selling every kind of food stuff imaginable. The word ‘Quaint’ readily comes to mind when strolling the streets of this small city.
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