Provincia Express Puebla
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... in fact only 250, but good effort). The old forts are the landmarks of the celebrated battle of 5 de Mayo, where the Mexican army ended an attempted French invasion. We visit t the old colonial centre and the Zocalo .
Further outside Puebla is Cholula, a smaller town recently given Unesco heritage status which we visit. The Spanish built a church perched at ...
... with tiled walls and cut-out tissue paper streaming across the room. The waiter suggested chile en nogada to us, and we both ordered it. I didn't realize it at the time, but it's a very Mexican dish that I had been wanting to order. Symbolically, it has the colors of the Mexican flag--red, green, and white--and so represents Mexico. It's a tortilla stuffed with meat, fruits, and walnuts and covered with a walnut sauce. It's then sprinkled with ...
... it. On the top of what earlier was the top of the pyramid, is now a catholic church. From the top of the church you have a great view on both volcanoes surrounding the town - Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, which means "Smoking Mountain" and "Sleeping Woman".
Puebla turned out to be a very neat city with excellent food. We tried great quesadillas, gorditas and even a special kind of mushrooms. Apart from that I got a haircut for 3 EUR - unbeatable ...
... of a Clint Eastwood film. The bus dropped me a few miles away from where I wanted so I had to catch a taxi into town from where it was a short walk to my hostel. The one and only cheap place to stay in the city I was lucky enough to nab one of the last beds checking in just behind a huge group of German backpackers.
Admittedly I was just arriving from the hustle and bustle of Mexico city but Puebla really ...
... and didn't waste anytime getting me settled at their family home, and then quickly hitting back the road to show me around.
On the way, saw this volcano with 'cloud' on top. Later, I found out that it's actually smoking, sometimes spewing ashes. It's an active volcano.
Cacaxtla - Ancient Pyramid Ruins
Our first stop is a pyramid. The interesting thing about this pyramid was that it was created primarily to house Quetzal birds, ...
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