You’ll thank me once we get to the top. Don’t worry we’ll go slow. The view is, well…awesome.
We’re in Barrio Guadalupe today. Scrambling up to the top of a steep hill to see all of the royal city of San Cristobal de Las Casas spread across the hills below. I just know you’re going to gasp when you turn around and look out across the valley.
It’s okay we can stay for as long as you want. It’s a cool day, but you won’t need a jacket. The air feels good on your skin flushed from the climb.
Someday maybe you’ll want to return. Look! I’ve already found a posada for you. Nestled in the crook of the hillside.
You’ll be just down the hill from the church. Out of the fray.
Let’s take our journals inside, sit at a pew, and write for a long time.
We won’t be completely alone. A stray little boy might wander over to gaze at the nacimiento. It’s so big and bright.
This is Templo de Guadalupe, the most special and beloved patron saint of this barrio. But wait, we aren’t finished. There’s more to see!
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