After a crazy adventure at the boarder of Nicaragua and Guatemala we were excited to be back on the road heading to our new destination in Mexico: San Cristobal. We jumped into the shuttle at the Mexican border we reflected on how lucky we were. Every little speed bump that we had encountered so far in creating our business seemed that much smaller considering we had just been so close to loosing everything. It was a great feeling.
As we got closer to the city of San Cristobal, we all got very excited seeing the many different new places that we could eat at. There is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing a brand new place for the very first time. We all enjoy spicy food and knew that we were in the heart of it.
San Cristobal is a beautiful European-esque town filled with lots of tourists. This was not our typical style but we figured that it was good for us to be exposed to all of the different cultures throughout Central America.
We found a small hostel off the beaten path which we felt was best for all of us. It was significantly more expensive compared to what we were used to in Nicaragua and Guatemala but it was near the center of the city so we were willing to pay more to maintain our level of safety. As we walked around the town we were amazed with the beautiful old buildings. The whole town reminded us a little bit of Antigua, Guatemala.
The town of San Cristobal was just beautiful, even in the rain. Every new corner was like a scene in a painting. It was the first time that we were not able to work all the time because we didn’t have enough time to establish relationships with NGO’s and Artisans. We were there to strictly learn. And learning is what we did.
We walked through the whole town in the rain. As we pranced through the puddles in the streets, we saw beautiful churches, cafes, huge plazas, taquerias, shops and the everyday life here in San Cristobal. Mexico and Guatemala seemed similar except everything in San Cristobal seemed much more expensive and developed.
Even though we recognized that this was not the best town for us to develop our business or give back to we were all looking forward to learning more about the beautiful Mexican culture around us.