Monday, February 14, 2011

San Christobal de las Casas and Goodbye Paulina, hello Johana

Plaza San Cristobal de las Casas
After a very long day's travel we finally arrived in San Cristobal de las Casas.  Our hotel was very close to the centre of town, so after finding our rooms, digging out all the warm gear we could find we headed out to explore the charming streets.    It was freezing outside!!!!! (and for that fact, in our hotel as well).

The downtown area was ablaze with Christmas lights and the streets were bustling with tourist and locals taking in the sights and doing their last minute shopping. We spent some time checking out the markets in front of the main church and listening to a band who were braving the cold to entertain the Christmas eve crowds.  

That evening we met with Paulina and our new tour guide Johanna for dinner.  It was sad to say goodbye to Paulina as she had looked after us really well, with patience and humour.  Johanna seemed very pleasant and keen to show us around. We all headed to our beds early, tired and seeking warmth.  It seemed strange that tomorrow was Christmas Day.  As I nodded off to sleep, I wondered what our families back in Australia were doing. I wonder if Santa will find me this year!!

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