Las Ruinas de El Tajin in Papantla, Mexico
El Tajin in Totonac is lighting, thunder or hurricane. I didn't want to see any of those, just the ruins.
However, there was a guide that was walking through the exhibit with a small group. He was providing a pretty interesting explanation of the site. I started talking with one of the guys in the group. It turns out that they were a group or architects visiting from Mexico City and the guide was the Director of El Tajin. I asked if I could tag along and they agreed.
At the end of my visit there was a demonstration of Los Voladores (The Flyers). I made a short video of the performance. Check it out.
While I was sitting and watching the performance a large group came and sat down next to me. One of the ladies started talking to me asking me the usual questions. Where are you from? What are you doing here? Do you like Mexico? etc. etc.
Also, since they were eating a picnic lunch that they had brougt she asked if I'd like a sandwich and drink. I declined at first, but she was insistent. Eventually I accepted both. I was actually pretty hungry and the sandwich was really good. I think that it was jamon, queso y chili (ham, cheese and a chili). The chili really added some flavor.
This is the second time that someone has offered me food while I was just sitting around. I'm not sure if it is because I look hungry or if it is just part of the generosity of the culture. I hope that it is for the later reason.
Location:El Tajin, Mexico