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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...

Puebla’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Puebla’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day February 3, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Saint Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I don’t wanna pressure you, but do you have an idea of what are you going to do? Where are you going to celebrate? Where are you taking your loved one? Ok, ok, don’t panic! I’m here to help you. Here’s everything you need to plan the perfect...

Puebla’s Colonial Jewel: The Capilla del Rosario

Puebla’s Colonial Jewel: The Capilla del Rosario January 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There are so many things one could say about the Capilla del Rosario in the Santo Domingo Church, that this post could be the longest in history. I could write lines and lines going thorough all the figures, saints, fruits, details, paintings and symbols on the walls. I could try to described the exact...

Murals in the Xanenetla Historic Barrio

Murals in the Xanenetla Historic Barrio January 10, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
On december 18th, 2010, dozens of people gathered together to visit, for the first time, 16 murals created by a group of artists, designers, volunteers and residents of the Xanenetla barrio in Puebla. You might think this is not worthy of a blog post, but the history behind those murals and that barrio...

Experience a Safari in the Middle of the Night!

Experience a Safari in the Middle of the Night! December 21, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Can you imagine witnessing two lions eating in the middle of the night? Or a wolf howling to the moon just 16 feet from you? Would you believe me if I told you all this is possible in Puebla? It is! All this and more is what you can experience in the Night Safari at Africam Safari in the Valsequillo...

Traditional Crafts from Oaxaca

Traditional Crafts from Oaxaca December 8, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Yes, I know this is a blog about Puebla, but who could blame for wanting to talk about Oaxaca? And since we’re close to Christmas, how about talking about all the amazing gifts you could buy in Oaxaca? I’m talking about the beautiful and uniques handicrafts made in this Mexican state. Among all the...

Teotihuacan, Closer Than Ever to Puebla.

Teotihuacan, Closer Than Ever to Puebla. November 21, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
I have good news for anybody who’s planning a long vacation in Puebla. A new highway called El Arco Norte now takes you from Puebla to Teotihuacan in just two hours! This is really exciting since a year ago you needed to drive two hours to Mexico City, then go through the city and drive another 40...

A Bridge Without a River? This is the Ovando Bridge

A Bridge Without a River? This is the Ovando Bridge November 7, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The Puente de Ovando (Ovando Bridge) is an interesting piece of Puebla’s history. Is not only beautiful but it may be the only surviving bridge after the San Francisco River was tubbed in the 1960s. Originally, the San Francisco River was the natural division between Puebla, the city created by Spaniards...

Altar de Muertos (Altar of the Dead)

Altar de Muertos (Altar of the Dead) October 28, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Altar de Muertos is an important part of the Dia de Muertos, since is the way the deceased can find their way back home. But in order for it to attract the soul of a beloved one, it must have some elements that will make the journey easy. This is the most colorful and attractive part of this celebration....
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