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... in fact only 250, but good effort). The old forts are the landmarks of the celebrated battle of 5 de Mayo, where the Mexican army ended an attempted French invasion. We visit t the old colonial centre and the Zocalo .
Further outside Puebla is Cholula, a smaller town recently given Unesco heritage status which we visit. The Spanish built a church perched at ...
... it was absolutely beautiful. After walking down to the bottom of the pyramid, we walked around to the front and climbed the pyramid steps to the top of the first level. (The walk up to the church was a modern set of steps and it didn't really feel like you were on a pyramid.) We took in the view of the city, which is known for all of its churches so steeples popped out of the skyline all over the place, and discussed our plans. We decided to head into town ...
... of metres into the air.
As it's a Sunday the site is free to visit and despite the car park looking fairly full we see only a few families here and there as we explore. A cobbled stairway leads the way up the hill and we find ourselves amongst pine trees as the path takes us past terraced foundations and small pyramids. The site was an important Meso American town from 600 - 1000 CE and much has survived the test of time. The area was rich in obsidian, a useful ...
... saw. We found a pretty good shopping complex, Bobbie did some more looking through clothing shops, then we came across a games arcade. We spent the next couple of hours playing games that give out tickets to collect prizes like timezone back home. The game that gave out the most tickets, we got pretty good at, it was one where you roll balls up a ramp and try and get them to land in hoops, a small hoop for 100 at the top, two 50s either side ...
... town?) of Cholula. The highlight there was the church and it was wonderfully adorned and decorated. We drove around Cholula bit afterwards. Definitely not a modern place at all.
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