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Mexico

sunny 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.

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The area includes the Mayan ruins of Palenque (first and second photo) and Chichen itza (third photo)

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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

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Here's a picture of some beans.

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I helped out on an organic coffee farm for a week. Grinding the beans is actually a lot more difficult than it looks.

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Posted by Darell 16:43 Archived in Mexico

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