Look Pictures from San Cristobal de las Casas

(January 2012)

Here are a few of the incredible photos that Jon Look has taken in San Cristóbal de las Casas. Check back, as we will be adding more as we get them. You can click on these images to make them larger. To learn more about their adventures, visit their blog.

As part of the school building and wood stove installation for Escalera in Nichnamtic, we had the opportunity to stay with a wonderful indigenous family in their home. We woke before sunrise and visited with their two teenagers a bit in a mixture of the Mayan language of Tzotzil, Spanish and English. Somehow it was communicated through much gesturing and smiles that they wanted to take us for a walk to show off the magnificence of the natural landscapes around their home. It was a clear cold morning and we started our hike before dawn. Roosters were crowing and the wild birds were just beginning to sing. The air was crisp and pine scented. Amazingly as we hiked a bit  we could see that the valleys were filled with fog and we descended into them. We reached the bottom of one valley right at sunrise and I was able to make what I think are some interesting images of this little-traveled part of the world.

Tianguis Orgánico or the Organic Market of San Cristóbal de las Casas, in addition to having wonderful produce, also has delicious organic