CHIAPAS IS ONE OF THE MOST culturally distinct places in Mexico (which is seriously saying something). The southern state is known for its vibrant indigenous culture, its Mayan ruins, and its natural beauty.

We traveled to Chiapas and came back with this video diary. From hikes in the rainforest, to spelunking through subterranean caves, to sampling the local fashion, cuisine, and beverages, Chiapas looks like a place that’s just a little bit different — and a little bit more colorful — than everywhere else on Earth: