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Notes · · San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Regálame Rambután

A wheelbarrow of rambután in the market

Wheelbarrows of rambutan in the municipal market of San Cristobal de Las Casas

Rambután for sale from the back of a car
Weighing rambután
Rambután opened to show the semi-sweet pulp

A handful

The fruit of the Rambutan tree is fuzzy, red, and about the size of a golf ball. It’s native to Malaysia, but recently it has become a valuable crop in southern Mexico and Central America. People in Chiapas crack open the husks and snack on the semi-sweet white pulp everywhere—on the street, in cars, and on the small buses that go from town-to-town.

Rambután meets the music of Barry White

Photos · · Panteón Municipal, San Cristóbal de Las Casas


Accordion player in Mexican cemetery

I only recently started playing accordion. It wasn't difficult to learn. I already play piano so I knew the keyboard. It didn't take long. — Pedro

Photos · · San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Jorge, Club de Ajedrez

Jorge, a chess instructor

"It's not too late. You still can learn chess. I can teach you the basics in an hour-and-a-half." –Jorge

Photos · · San Cristóbal de Las Casas


Vicente on his double-bar bike

"If you were shopping for a bike like this one, you could ask for a two-bar bike. This one is a touring bike. It's for champions." —Valentín