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The Crafts Market of Puebla: El Parian

The Crafts Market of Puebla: El Parian February 25, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The word “Parian” comes from the Tagalog, the language spoken by the Philippines, and means Market. Due to the Manila galleon that had trades with Mexico between the 16th and 19th Centuries, many words from Nahuatl were introduced to Tagalog, and vice versa. El Parian is the most popular and typical...

The Murals of “Casa del Dean”, a House Speaking Through Its Walls

The Murals of “Casa del Dean”, a House Speaking Through Its Walls February 21, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Casa del Dean, or The Dean’s House (a Dean is a cleric with much authority) was built around 1580, and it’s called like that because it was Tomás de la Plaza Goes’ house, and he was the Dean of the Cathedral in Puebla. The building resisted time until the mid XX Century, when the house was...

A Great View of the Volcanos

A Great View of the Volcanos February 17, 2011 | What's New | Read More
I just wanted to share this amazing view of the volcanos, el Popocatepetl and el Iztaccihuatl, or el Popo y el Izta, as we lovingly call them. This is the view from a field near Cholula, where nothing stands between you and the volcanoes. It’s such a powerful feeling, to know you’re standing so close...

A Beautiful Face in the Middle of the Crowd

A Beautiful Face in the Middle of the Crowd February 16, 2011 | What's New | Read More
In many places in Mexico, people get dress up in costumes that seek to look like a pre-Hispanic attire. They play some music, dance and offer a photo-op for the tourists, all for some money . While they’re nowhere near a pre-Hispanic costume, they are fun to watch. The other day, while walking...