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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...

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...

The Tale of La China Poblana

The Tale of La China Poblana January 20, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Lately I’ve been mentioning La China Poblana too much, and people have been asking who was her, why was she so important, and why do I keep bringing her on? Well, all those questions have answers, and quite interesting ones, by the way. The legend of this emblematic woman was born between the XVI and...

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...

The Three Wise Men Celebration. Dia de Reyes

The Three Wise Men Celebration. Dia de Reyes January 5, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Christmas is not over yet! Every January 6th, in most of the Catholic countries of the world, there’s a celebration called Epiphany, that celebrates the revelation of Christ as a human being to the non-jewish world. In Spain, the Epiphany coincides with the celebration of the Three Wise Men, combining...

The Legend of the Volcanos: the Popo and the Izta

The Legend of the Volcanos: the Popo and the Izta January 3, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The Popocatepelt woke up early this year! On the first day of 2011 this active volcano just 40 km -24 miles- west of the city of Puebla, emitted a 1.5 km -almost a mile- high fumarole. This is somehow normal for us, we’re use to “ashy” mornings, when we have to sweep and shake the ash off the cars...