For security reasons we changed the route from Oaxaca to Queretaro. Since we heard from a taxi driver in San Cristobal that we’ve got very lucky that we didn’t get robbed and/or shot by rebels, we weren’t so keen about driving through the jungle for another 600km anymore. 😉
San Cristobal itself was pretty nice even though it’s one of the poorest regions in Mexico. We made a trip to a nearby village with a very special church. Sadly it was forbidden to take pictures inside the church and they already have killed people who tried to. So I was convinced to not take pictures. 😀
If you enter the church, the first thing you notice is the smell and the fir needles on the floor. These needles are covering the whole floor and of course they are responsible for the smell. There are no chairs or benches, but a lot of glass cabinets at the wall. In these cabinets there are puppets from saints. In front of the cabinets there are big tables which are almost completely covered by candles. Though its a catholic church, it was a pretty esoteric experience.
On our way to Tuxtla (to get onto the highway to Queretaro) we drove across the mountains and actually above the cloud line. Was pretty cool to get through the fog to the blue skies aboce.