Presidente InterContinental Puebla
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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 ...
... strength. We waited out the rain in the hostel, and then headed back out for dinner and to check out the night scene. We ate tacos from a place just down from our hostel. One kind, tacos al pastor, I'd had before, but the other, tacos arabes I hadn't and they were delicious!! I can't believe I'm just discovering them during my third summer here!! We walked a block to a salsa club that the guy at the hostel told us about, but it was closed. I asked the girl ...
... lessons to get the driving license. You just go to the transportation resort, pay for the license and voila! You are allowed to drive, even though you may not know how to even start a car.... So after learning about that, I'm know much more careful when crossing the street ;)
Anyway, the first impression of Puebla is very Christmasy. There are Christmas lamps and decorations everywhere and interestingly there are lots of imitations of ...
... as most of it is covered and buried under the ground. But you can walk through a short section of the tunnels created and used by archaeologists to see some of the old pyramid. Nowadays the highlight is the church that was built atop the hill, Nuestra Seņora de los Remidios. A few hours of walking around and I saw everything there was to see.
The rest of the week I didn’t do too much. Played some monopoly and dominos with Aremy, practiced my Spanish with her grandma, ...
... was in a town in southern Italy, like Bari. The cobblestoned streets with the ceramic tiled and stucco, baroque buildings gave a very European feel.
First stop, buffet breakfast at El Ranchito for $85. Nothing really that special. I did enjoy the squid and omelette. Good to start the day with a hearty brekkie!
There are 70 churches in this little town. Nearly every corner there's a church. And ...