Travels in Chiapas and Tabasco
Just got back from an unforgettable research trip in southern Mexico. Our particular aim was to meet contemporary Maya. We started in San Cristobal de Las Casas and visited the Maya villages of San Juan Chamula, Zinacantán and San Andrés Larráinzar. The next day it was down twisty mountain roads to the ancient Maya ruins of Toniná – a city which was often at war with Palenque. Death images and sculptured captives where everywhere. Then it was down to the coast of Tabasco to visit Comalcalco an ancient Maya city made of brick. Last stop was the giant Olmec heads at Parque La Venta.