29.09.2007 30 °C
My first trip to Mexico, before my stay in the capital, was in Chiapas in the south, in August 2007. It is Mayan territory.
The area includes the Mayan ruins of Palenque (first and second photo) and Chichen itza (third photo)
This is a picture of the hands of Trudi Blom, a jungle explorer from Switzerland who lived with and studied the Lacandon people, the only Mayans never conquered by the Spanish. There's more about her and her wonderful house at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Blom
Here's a picture of some beans.
I helped out on an organic coffee farm for a week. Grinding the beans is actually a lot more difficult than it looks.