Holiday Inn Puebla La Noria
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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 ...
... to Cadbury's.They love their chocolate drink, made with either milk or water, also a different taste, not unpleasant.
Oaxaca is famous for the Mayan ruins at Mont Alban. A vast site 500 bc with temples, residences, an observatory and a massive ball game court. Apparently political and other issues could be settled by a game. There is evidence that you can only lose once because you will not be around on this mortal coil to play a second game. Next stop a famous tree 2000 ...
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 ...