Hotel del Portal
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A cute little town of around 100 blocks in a grid like layout, making it easy to navigate. We have found the locals to be much friendlier, helpful and stare less than those in Mexico City. We spent the day walking amongst the sites, practicing our Spanish with a taxi driver and the lady at the icecream shop :-) With a list in hand we headed into the sweet street with treats recommended from blogs and websites which did not disappoint. The staff at Gran Camoteria La Clarita ...
... told there is a protest at the bus station with no busses leaving as well as some roadblocks on the way. We had to take a private minibus a long way around to avoid the road blocks. The little bus was packed full off our luggage and it made for a very cramped and uncomfortable overnight journey. Early breakfast, Mexican eggs, so called because it is scrambled eggs with the coloures of the Mexican flag red ,white and green, tomatoes onions and green chillies. Tasty 50 pesos.
... poles (you know the ones with the big round bulbs) and beautifully, different coloured buildings, European-looking iron terraces and burgundy awnings. And THE most commanding, opulent cathedrals. I'm serious. This place has some of the best cathedrals I've ever seen. The Notre Dames and Vaticans might actually be sweating it slightly... We walk around for a few hours, then have dinner at a cute little restaurant. I had salad (yay, vegetables!) and Mexican rice, ...
... along, a shot of tequila and some of the chips helping the process. Had a makeshift shampoo before our grand repast rendezvous.
JJ nowhere in sight for dinner and Kathleen bagging same too. Fabian decided to follow a Lonely Planet recommendation re the mole plobano from the Translator, the latter having downloaded some portion of the Lonely Planet guide on Mexico on to his camera. Yikes!
After some searching, El Mural de los Poblanos was ...
... in the battle of Puebla, Mexico against the French. Most Americans don't
know this, and assume it is Mexico's Independence Day. In reality, cinco de mayo is primarily celebrated in the province of Puebla, Mexico, rather than Mexico as a whole. In the US, its a day to celebrate mainly with Mexican food and tequila.
We decided that if Americans could celebrate Mexican holidays, so could the Spanish. Our Spanish friends were initially ...