I woke up today with tired legs and tired everything, yesterday was certainly a big day, but mentally I was enthused to be up on top of Mexico on a town that I had longed to visit for many years. Dan Cristobal is one of a the cultural hubs for the southern half of Mexico and I couldn't wait to see what it had to offer. Firstly, the hostel I am staying in is outstanding, owned by a Mexican called David that still backpacks around the world Staying in hostels himself. It's for this reason that his own hostel does the basics very well and is Taylor's to backpackers needs. It helps that it is in a stunning colonial building wrapped around a court yard with a fire pit in the middle.
I left th hostel with mal in hand after deciding to todo the free self guided walking tour. Have me a good understanding of the vibe of the town and also gave me my bearings.
What I most wanted to do was get into the surrounding mointains that circled the town. so after some delish tacos I put my runners on (without socks) and went to find the trails. I ran for an hour and found that my legs were heavy, but I saw how the poorer, more indigenous people lived. It surprised me the amount of people living tucked away in the surrounding hills. Spending their days makes traditional clothes, arts and crafts and then making their way into town to sell them to the Mexician and foreign tourist that visit the town all year round.
After getting back and strapping my feet after the blisters that formed as a result of not wearing socks I had a rest and dos some work on the Internet.
It was at dinner at my favourite tacos stand that I decided I would stay another day. I needed to sort out my tech issues once and for all and also wanted to visit a near by town that was known for it thick indiginous routes.
I managed to do everything I wanted to do on the following day. I also made sure that I re packed my bag and was super organised for the morning.
San Christobal was great, so happy I visited there. Now to run across the top of the Sierra Madre and down the other side to Palanque.