Trip Start Feb 03, 2006
37Trip End Jun 20, 2006
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Otherwise, San Cristobal is great. The town is really old, with some stunning colonial architecture, including at least two "lions" above a doorway that look to be rats. We have a good hostel, albeit with a few resident drug casualties (One guy sits in his doorway day and night messing with his computer, his pupils dilated and his mouth agape. Another tries to feed us his sorry lentils and rice and runs around accusing people of taking his coco(nut)). We have spent most of our time here just wandering around, looking at amber (mined locally), lots of crafts, and eating some great food. There is a falafel stand here that we have grown especially fond of--we´ve had lunch there the last three days. Everything in San Cristobal is incredibly cheap, more akin to Guatemala prices than Mexico prices. A big falafel sandwich and a banana licuado (shake) runs about $2.75.
Sadly, we must report the death of a former friend. Andrew's running shoe decided to kick the bucket yesterday, its sole splitting in half. We have tried to email Montrail to express our displeasure, but their email system does not work.