Saturday, July 10, 2010

Palenque, Chiapas

Palenque, Chiapas, is a very interesting site with lots of history! Over 2000 buildings and some not yet uncovered in the mountains. We climbed around the temples and saw the burial places of the red queen. Red, choc, is a color used for royalty. An interesting fact is that the 3 Mayan temples are aligned with the Orion belt just as the pyramids of Gaza, Egypt. So many mysteries and connections yet to unfold. Corn is a symbol of a productive harvest.

The road is San Cristobal de las Casas was full of twists, turns, perpendicular curves and the mountains! Wow, everyone had to take some dramamine. We all made it without getting sick. Our driver, Benito, can drive that bus! The mountains are really beautiful with speed bumps through every community. Some of the women block the rode so that the buses can stop to buy bananas! They were delicious!
No wonder there are so many dishes with corn!
Corn, the food of the harvest
The food of the Gods,
growing on the mountainside, along side the road, in the front yards and back yards of the homes!
Roasted and boiled on the street! Corn!
It is said that the Mayans worshipped corn and tried to shape their skulls to resemble corn!

The weather here is much cooler. We are grabbing for our jackets and jeans! We visited a photographer and a place where the ladies recycle paper and make their own unique books!
I´m having difficulty uploading photos today. Check out, she has some of our group! Attending a jazz festival tonight!

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