Las Posadas

Las Posadas

“Chocolate” is the most popular character in the posada that takes place in barrio El Cerillo, San Cristóbal de Las Casas. No wonder. He’s a furry grey, petite, well mannered, ever so patient burro who carries Mary around the barrio while Joseph searches for a place to stay. Every afternoon around 4:45 between December 16 and 24, Chocolate makes his appearance. The children crowd around the doors of the church courtyard and wait for him, the star performer.   Mary in her cowboy hat and Joseph in his beard then lead the procession along with...
San Cristóbal – Pueblo Mágico

San Cristóbal – Pueblo Mágico

The first question people invariably ask expatriates is, “So, why did you decide to move to San Cristóbal?” And the typical answer is, “We just fell in love with it.” Our first glimpse of San Cristóbal de Las Casas was a small black and white photo in the Lonely Planet Guide to Mexico. Not a glamorous shot, but we thought it looked a bit like Boulder, Colorado…mountains in the background, pine trees, narrow streets. Since we had lived in Denver and had spent time in Boulder, we were enamored with the idea of green hills and...