Mexico Palenque: 1971- I remember it began to rain and we did what the women did - picked an Elephant Ear palm leaf and used it as an umbrella. To enjoy Palenque in the rain is a beautiful memory. The fresh smells of the vegetation, the heat replaced by the cool breeze, the sound of rain drops on the leaf....Lola M.
*Palenque* - Palenque was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century. The ruins date back to 226 BC to its fall around 1123 AD. It is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas