San Cristobal da las casas is an amazing beautiful little town with the right mix of it all. Tailoring to locals and tourist alike. When we arrived back from Laguna Miramar Lander and Laura not only rented a new place but also replaced their VW bus with a new one. Mateo had been helping Lander get their new place ready to move into, with little building projects and some electrical work. I know Mateo enjoyed gettin dirty, hanging with Lander and doing some work. I have spent a lot of time with Laura roming the markets and cooking food. Laura has tought me how to make awesome Mexican salsa, empanadas, Costa Rican dish gallo pinto and cooked plantains, and also lentil burgers. All of which I plan to cook when I get home! I tought her to bake awesome bread and to make crepes. The state of Chipas has treated us well, I as to see it all go, but I’m really excited to move on.
Today we all loaded up into the bus and went to the river about an hour drive away. It was kids day at the small village that controls part of the river and we went and watch little kid whack away at pinyatas. It was interesting to see a bunch of kids just having a ton of fun and right next to fully armed military police men. All of the federal cops here that we have came across have been really nice, maybe they are not such a hard group as I had thought. It was a great feeling to be back in a VW I really miss mine. The river felt so good to jump into, Laguna Miramar was refreshing but it was really warm water, due to the hot springs that fed it. The coldness of the river reminded me of home, I always like being reminded of home by small nostalgic things.