Articles Tagged ‘“Puebla”’

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 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...

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...

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...