Travel Blogs from Tlaxcala
We land in Mexico City late at night. The capital city, one of the biggest in the world, is a carpet of street lights. We drive an hour south across a mountain range that separates the two states to Puebla.
Puebla is overlooked by an active volcano, Popocatepl. The volcano constantly blows a thin line of smoke. The city famously has a church for every day of ...
... seen signs for the pyramid when we first entered the town so we ended up crossing the town on foot, but luckily it wasn't very big. Now, this pyramid is only partially uncovered so it's not as obviously impressive as others. However, it is, by volume, the largest pyramid in the world. When you stand near a corner of it and envision the space it took up, it's unbelievable. The best part of this pyramid, for the kid in me, was that you could walk through ...
... meet us back in the parking lot sometime after 3pm.
At 5am, later than we had planned, Oliver and I set out. We both carried mid-sized packs and hiked with headlamps and hiking poles. I hiked faster than Oliver and when I stopped to wait for him, turned off my headlamp. The stars were incredible. Shooting stars, one after another. Absolutely soul-feeding. A look over at PopocatÚpetl revealed a beautiful and magical ...
... to check out the church, I got the chance to try some grasshoppers. When I say try, I mean eat. When I say grasshoppers, I mean the small green insect. They were fried and had some chilli powder mixed in with them. A little splash of lime juice and they went down a treat. Bought a bag of them for the trip up the hill but they didn’t last that long. We came at the right time because the locals collect them over the summer from the fields of the farmers, dry ...
Well, it was my bright idea to visit Tlaxcala, capital city of the state of the same name, smallest in Mexico. Despite it not having any particular attractions, supposed to be a pleasantly set colonial town.
Tired before I'd started, as the near vertical walk up slippery cobbled streets to the bus station killed me!
The plan was 4.5 hours by bus to Puebla then an hour from there to ...
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