I got early start to the day, due to the fact I had plans to see the ruins at Palenque. It was about a 2 hour ride to Palenque, and I only gave myself 1 hour to take photos. I negotiated with an English speaking tour guide (Jose) for a quick 1 hour guide for $20 US. Palenque is a great historic site, and I managed to get some nice photos while learning about the Myans. I got back on the road, and started my way south through the mountains, of which I am beginning to dislike, due to all of the topes (speed bumps). There must have been at least 300 topes along the way to San Cristobal. During my travels, I ran into another motorcycle adventure traveler from the USA, his name was Ratbike Mike. We sat and had a cup of coffee and talked for a while, he was headed to Palenque. Around 6:00 PM, I arrived at San Cristobal, which was extremely cold, and I checked into the first hotel I found for about $20 US. At first glance San Cristobal was not impressive, but after I took a half a mile walk from my hotel to the center of the city…I was amazed. This city seemed to have the most colonial buildings that I had seen thus far. The city center was full of people enjoying their evening activities, shopping, bars, parks, live music…it was fantastic, but cold. I really enjoyed San Cristobal for my one night stay.
My camera setup is a Canon G12, and a Nikon D90 DSLR with Nikkor lens, 28mm, 50mm, 85mm, and a Sigma wide angle 10mm - 14mm zoom.