Summertime in Playa del Carmen is hot and humid so a cool vacation was in order. We flew from Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez which is the airport nearest San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico high in the mountains.
Our first morning in San Cristobal I met with my friend Matt Weatherbee from Playa del Carmen who happened to be visiting also and we climbed the 300 steps to this small church at day break. A brass band serenaded us all the way up and we were greeted by fireworks being shot off on our arrival at the top.
Looking out over the city with morning clouds and the last steps up. Then back down again in the company of the band. And a walk through town to three of the churches, all temporarily closed due to earthquake damage.