Courtyard Puebla Las Animas
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
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Drove to Puebla this morning, arriving about 11.45am. The hotel we are staying in, Hotel del Portal, is in a fabulous location facing the main square in the Historical Centre. The Cathedral (Mexico's tallest) occupies an entire block of the main square. The other three blocks of the square are lined with cafes and restaurants, with the arcades dating back to the 16th century.
... favourite, noise from the audience ear deafening. A band adding to the din, just like seen on TV, but what a laugh.
After all the excitement we went to a bar and had a few mescals, lemon and salt, or lemon and a chilly salt, this is Mexico after all!
This town is laid out in a grid system, and easy to follow with the maps one can get from the accomodation reception.
In the morning we went for a walk trough the historic town with the first stop at Santa Domingo church. ...
... it. On the top of what earlier was the top of the pyramid, is now a catholic church. From the top of the church you have a great view on both volcanoes surrounding the town - Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, which means "Smoking Mountain" and "Sleeping Woman".
Puebla turned out to be a very neat city with excellent food. We tried great quesadillas, gorditas and even a special kind of mushrooms. Apart from that I got a haircut for 3 EUR - unbeatable ...
... of a Clint Eastwood film. The bus dropped me a few miles away from where I wanted so I had to catch a taxi into town from where it was a short walk to my hostel. The one and only cheap place to stay in the city I was lucky enough to nab one of the last beds checking in just behind a huge group of German backpackers.
Admittedly I was just arriving from the hustle and bustle of Mexico city but Puebla really ...
... and didn't waste anytime getting me settled at their family home, and then quickly hitting back the road to show me around.
On the way, saw this volcano with 'cloud' on top. Later, I found out that it's actually smoking, sometimes spewing ashes. It's an active volcano.
Cacaxtla - Ancient Pyramid Ruins
Our first stop is a pyramid. The interesting thing about this pyramid was that it was created primarily to house Quetzal birds, ...