ETA: This was written and never published.
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
Meet The Local Shoe-shine boys: Enjoying a little downtime.
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…
Meet the Sanitation Department: She is out every day with her barrel and broom; making sure the trash is emptied and the streets clean.
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.
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.
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.
- The Cathedral at San Juan de Chamula (arediscoveredlife.wordpress.com)