On the way back to Oaxaca from Guatemala we stopped in San Cristobal for four days. You may remember San Cristobal from the 1994 demands of the Zapatista rebels led by the mask-wearing Maros. Well, a lot of other people must have heard about it to because the town was filled to the hilt with European tourists. Restaurants of all kinds galore. Rude Italian backpackers…well…a lot of other backpackers are rude too though. Clean, no stop signs or lights and cars take turns…and stop for pedestrians! All in all a big surprise!
The overnight bus to Oaxaca not bad but slept most of that day and the next. When we took our baggage to the check-in the guy looked at us…looked at the baggage…looked at the tickets…tapping his finger on them. I knew what was coming. “Money for coffee,” he said!