The People in My Neighborhood: San Cristobal de las Casas

After having been in San Cristobal de las Casas for nearly 4 weeks there are some locals that I would like to introduce you too.

Meet Beto:  My favorite bartender at Ricci’s

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Meet The Local Shoe-shine boys: Enjoying a little downtime.

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Meet Jesus Freak: He wanders up and down the boulevard with thumb in the air calling out to everyone passing by “Cristo te amo! In English, Jesus Loves You” He is totally adorable…

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Meet the Sanitation Department: She is out every day with her barrel and broom; making sure the trash is emptied and the streets clean.

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Meet The Pigeon Lady: Every afternoon, she can be found feeding the pigeons. I’m not sure if she is talking to them here or scolding them.

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Meet the Ice Cream Vendor: He parks right across the road from my favorite chicken place so you can have desert before dinner if you choose.

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There were several other people of note that I wasn’t able to get photo’s of. The backpacker that I call ‘Screetch’ who plays guitar and sings (I think that’s what it’s called) for uninterested diners; the OJ Kids who are out on the corner every morning selling freshly squeezed orange juice; the Crazy Man who wanders up and down the street similar to Jesus Freak…only he isn’t quite so cute and don’t even think of provoking him because he carries a cane and I’ve seen him lash out when provoked.