LOOTB in San Cristobal, Mexico

LOOTB in San Cristobal, Mexico

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.

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

LOOTB in San Cristobal, Mexico

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.

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

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.

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

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.

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

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.

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

LOOTB in San Cristobal, Mexico

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

LOOTB in San Cristobal, Mexico

Vandenberg Siblings!!

LOOTB in San Cristobal, Mexico

Button Siblings!!

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.

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

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.

LOOTB in San Cristobal, Mexico

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

Photo by Kaylee Vandenberg

New wrap bracelet up on the store called “Wander“. Check it out in the photos below and on our store at lootb.com!

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5 responses to “LOOTB in San Cristobal, Mexico

  1. Kaylee’s photos are wonderful. I’ve followed from about the beginning of your posts, (counting readings of past posts before discovering word-press,) and continue to be intrigued by your journey. The tourism aspect in San Cristobal certainly differentiates it from the more primal aspects of Nica and Honduras. But the portrayal of it being what it is just adds to the allure of your adventure. Thanks for the continuing ride. Shortly, I may even be shopping a bit on on LOOTB.

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