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... that it was open to the public. The oldest book in the collection is the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicles. We headed back to the Zocalo for a drink and then I headed up to my room. For dinner we went to a restaurant next to the City Hall which had great views over the Zocalo. The beach area was showing Cinema Paradiso, which was a little loud. Dinner was delightful although the waiter handed out English menus to everyone and asked me if I wanted one in ...
... fish, sausages, salsas, moles ( sauce to go with meat, usually, and Peubla is famous for one made with chocolate, chilli, nuts and some herbs and spices) freshly made fruit juices big bags full of fried grasshoppers, hundreds of different chillies, I kid you not, dried, smoked, fresh or crushed, to name but a few sights.
Then off to the chocolate factory, seeing the whole process and tasting the different stages of manufacturing . Definitely need some sweetener!! A very ...
... moved on to a traditional Pueblan sweets shop which also sold little ornaments of skulls depicting Mexican lifestyle. Next stop is a Talavera pottery shop which we were given a tour of. Last stop was the handicraft market, the Parian. Back to the main square where Ernesto left us. The others stopped at a cafe while I went off in search of a telcel (caved in the end!) ...
... beautiful that those in Mexico City, so much more colourful and full of character, you couldn't help but be drawn along by them.
Whilst here I visited the Museo Amparo, one of the stranger museums on my travels. A private art and history museum, it feels alot like walking around someones house. There wasn't much in the captions explaining the pieces and those that were were exclusively in Spanish but it did make for ...
... Xochitecatl. I didn't have time to go up there and check it out. Just as well, I flinch at the history: the place is used more for human sacrifice.
Street Food at the Tlaxcala Markets
Before proceeding to our next stop, we grabbed some lunch at the local market. Every day of the week is market day in some town. The same stalls basically do their rounds. It's a good system whereby vendors get to sell at a different town, each day of the ...