It may be the end of one calendar era, but the people are still hungry. Tabasco has served as a crossroads for cultures and cuisine ever since the Olmec civilization advanced astronomy, calendar keeping, and other scientific activities that paved the way for the Maya reign.
You can have your history and your almuerzo (lunch), too, at the Carlos Pellicer Cámara Regional Anthropology Museum in Villahermosa, Tabasco’s largest city...
The August/September edition of National Geographic Traveler is on stands now, featuring a 10-page spread entitled, "THE YEAR OF THE MAYA," starting on p.79. I coauthored the story with the Digital Nomad himself, Andrew Evans. In honor of "Food Friday," Nat-Geo posted an excerpt, "Tabasco in the Age of Maya" by Joshua Berman & Andrew Evans , on their Intelligent Travel blog.
In other news, the autumnal equinox if fast approaching, followed in three short months by December 21... Buy a guidebook to the Maya region in 2012,  and start planning your trip to the Maya region now. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about your trip.