Presidente InterContinental Puebla
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... fountains, statues, a pond, cafe etc. An old Olympic soccer stadium is there too. The morning started out pretty nasty weather-wise and we were glad to get into the museum. Luckily, by the time we left the drizzle had pretty much stopped and it had warmed up a bit so we went in search of the soccer stadium. I'm sure that stadium was special in its day, but it's tiny and sad looking compared to the stadiums we've been seeing for the World Cup. Oh, ...
... scratched the surface! (Or bit the torta, should I say?)
Warning: the majority of photos included are snaps of our meals. While we didn't have the opportunity to eat all that Puebla has to offer, we ate well, and often. Breakfast at our hotel turned out to be surprisingly good. What's actually surprising is that when reviewing our collective photos, we're actually missing meals.
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Up at 7.30am, struggle with my backpack as usual, brekkie and then off we go again with Gabriel as our guide to Xochimilco (aka as the floating gardens). On our drive there, we went through different neighbourhoods like La Roma, La Condesa and Gabriel pointed out how some neighbourhoods has European cities, US states as street names. We also stopped at the biggest bull fight stadium in the world ...
... of the 0930 departure. Julian is down with a bug so JJ are staying behind.
We walked to the bus terminal for the ride to Cholula 7.5MP. It was a larger, comfortable bus. I was expecting an old American school bus so a bit out of touch with the state of the Mexican transportation system.
Walked past the Church of the Apostle Peter, a striking shade of yellow. It was beside the zocalo, freshly painted a lighter blue.
As Fabian was ...
... view of the smoking volcano, Popocatepetl.
Also saw a cacatus plantation along the way.
Santa Maria Tanantzintla is the most unique church. Inside, the ceilings were all 3D reliefs. On one corner of the arch on top of the altar is the relief sculpture of the ancient God of rain, on the other corner, the ancient God of spring. That's indigenous beliefs integrated with Catholicism.
There's another church with a very ...
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