Hotel Hacienda del Molino
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... de Santo Domingo, dedicated to dogs. The interior was so opulent and ornate that you are left in awe of the art and architecture at the same time that you are left wondering how the poor could have benefited from the Church's beneficence if the funds had been more wisely spent. I guess this is the same the world over. Next we walked down a street that the locals call Rua de Dulce. It contains confectionary shops of local delicacies. We were lucky ...
... with the biggest circumference in the world. At some stage the tree was not doing well and it was decided to move the freeway 20km away from the location of the tree, and now it it is thriving again.
Had a long hike to see a massive 'frozen waterfall ' with pools to swim in. It looks like stalactites that you find in a cave, made from calcium carbonate deposits. Next stop a weaving factory using natural fibres and natural colours.
Then a mescal factory. Using the juice ...
... back to the hotel for some down time and dinner at 7pm. We went to a traditional Mexican restaurant and had a Mexican dish of chicken and pork fillet in a tomato sauce with friend plantains. Topped that up with a specialty Pueblan beer which was lovely! One more drink in the main square, Flor de Cana 7 years, brings back memories :) V and mini V (only 2 weeks to go now :( ...
Up early at 0525 for some ablutions, the shower being a bit of a miss with a missing nozzle. Didn't fare much better with the bath water as fairly low pressure. Got all the blog sorted by 0700 wake up call for Sarki.
Eventually down for our light included brekkie of OJ, coffee and 2 toast. It did the job.
With the 0930 departure, out by 0840 for a bit of a walk, camera in tow. Went as far as the Church of our Lady of Guadelupe before returning ...
... a sip was strong enough to make my stomach get queezy.
Cholula - Churches on Pyramids
They say that there is one chruch in Cholula for everyday of the year -- 365 churhces for such a small town!
St. Michael Shrine in Tlaxcala has a well that is believed to have healing powers. Pilgrims come to visit the shrine.
Stopped by at a a convent (I think it's called San Gabriel convent) along the way. The place has a ...