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New Year’s Eve in Puebla!

New Year’s Eve in Puebla! December 27, 2010 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
Christmas is over and is time to start thinking about New Year’s Celebrations. If you are lucky enough to be spending New Year’s Eve in Puebla or other place in central Mexico, here’s a guide of some traditions and rituals to receive the new year: You have to eat 12 grapes at 12:00, one for...

Posadas, Piñatas and Gifts. A Mexican Christmas Celebration

Posadas, Piñatas and Gifts. A Mexican Christmas Celebration December 23, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Spending Christmas in Mexico is surely an experience you need to have once in your life. We have so many events and celebrations you won’t get bored. Plus, it’s not as cold as in other places, and I’ve heard that is always a good thing. Giant Piñata We start on December 16th with Posadas...

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...

Where Does the Nativity Scene Tradition Comes From?

Where Does the Nativity Scene Tradition Comes From? December 20, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Why do we set a Nativity Scene at christmas? Legend has it San Francisco de Asis (Saint Francis of Assisi) was the creator of this tradition around 1223. He wanted to revive the moment when Jesus was born in Bethlehem so everybody could understand better what the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph had to go...

Top Dishes From Oaxaca

Top Dishes From Oaxaca December 12, 2010 | Food | Read More
I’m still writing about Oaxaca. I can’t help it! And I gotta say, the best thing about Oaxaca, beside the craft shopping, is the food! I’ve never met anybody who disagrees on that. Oaxaca cuisine is the perfect combination of Spanish and pre-Hispanic cultures. It’s an exotic combination of the...

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...

Puebla’s International Airport Survival Guide

Puebla’s International Airport Survival Guide November 28, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
I’m writing to you from the Puebla Hermanos Serdan Airport. I haven’t been here in a while, and today I discovered the airport has been completely remodeled. I’m not sure that means it’s a better airport, but at least is not as ugly and deserted as it used to be. There are still...

Lots of Chiles!

Lots of Chiles! November 25, 2010 | Food | Read More
If you’re coming to Puebla you have to know we like chile a lot! We eat it with our soup, with our chips, with our meat, with our vegetables, with our candy (yes, we do!) and pretty much with everything else. We have all kinds of chile: small, big, green, red, orange, red, long, round, really hot,...

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...

Puebla: Where the Mexican Revolution Really Began

Puebla: Where the Mexican Revolution Really Began November 16, 2010 | Events | Read More
Remember two months ago I told you abut the big celebrations planned for the anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican Independence 200 years ago? Well, now we have another big celebration coming on too! On November 20, 1910 the Mexican Revolution began, so on saturday we’ll be celebration 100 years...
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