|Palenque street (photo:ElUniversal)|
|Our lunch cooking outside!|
While the homes in Palenque are very humble (many don't have indoor plumbing, have outdoor kitchens and dirt floors), many Palenquero parents work hard so that their children don't have to "work from the bowl", as the women traditionally do, or "work with a machete" in the fields as the men usually do. My student is one of those whose parents have stressed the importance of education; he and his siblings are all pursuing university degrees or have professional careers.
|Her hairstyle took about 5 hours to do.|
More photos from the Drum Festival Day in Palenque found here.