Travel: Chiapas, Mexico
Out of the 31 states in Mexico, I have traveled to 25 of them and Chiapas is definitely in my top 3 to visit. Those are very strong words because I truly love all of Mexico, but Chiapas is unlike the rest. When I visited the town San Juan de Chamula I was stunned. It is the first place I had ever traveled to in Mexico where the majority of the people were not speaking Spanish. Mayan heritage is widely preserved in this state, not just in language but also in dress, religion and cuisine. It is a place rich in culture and natural resources, yet the poorest state in the country which is evident in its infrastructure and education.