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North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City July 4th 2013

Getting ready for 8:30 this morning was a teeny bit difficult, especially when we didn't get to bed until 1:30 last night. Walking downstairs we awaited the rest of the group and then all of us climbed onto the bus. Our first stop was to the public university in Puebla; it's a huge campus with gorgeous architecture and amazing pieces of artwork hung around campus. Naturally, everyone in the group was hungry by the time we got to the university so thank goodness our professors had arranged for us to eat first! We ate at this cute little french bistro that is situated right near the front entrance of the university. I will admit, it was extremely odd to be eating at a french restaurant while in Mexico, but no one was complaining because it looked ... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City July 3rd 2013

Today started off like any other normal day... If you call waking up in a foreign, yet great, city normal ;) After grabbing a quick bite to eat we were given our first assignment! Each student was paired up with another (aka roommate) and were assigned a street to walk up while taking notes on the kinds of stores that you see on that street. At the end of our 'street walk' we were to meet up at this kitchen museum that was also an ex convent. When we got to the museum we were shown into the 'kitchen area', it was seriously so cool!! It was interesting to go 'back in time' and see how some kitchens were. They even had a fridge area; the fridge area was really a separate room that supposedly had ... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City July 1st 2013

Today started bright and early -not too early thank goodness!! We started off our day by going to a restaurant that was just a short distance away. One would think that walking a short distance wouldn't be a huge ordeal, but when you're trying to get 20 people to get from point A to point B while having to cross multiple roads. We did manage to make it there without anyone getting hit by a car so, yay! We pretty much filled up the restaurant with our 20 person family; the people working there were extremely nice however and didn't seem too bothered by it. Before we ordered they brought out a gorgeous basket of an assortment of breads. All of which I wanted to eat. All. Of. It. Don't worry guys, I did no such ... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City June 30th 2013

What a day!! Can I just say that I am so glad to have finally landed in Mexico. it was quite the shit show of a day, shall we start? Me being myself, i knew what I wanted to pack, however, I didn't pack until 2 days before I left. That meant that I was going to spend the night before my flight packing until the wee hours (or until my eyes started closing) and then wake up early the morning of my flight and finish packing all of my 'last minute' items. Lets do some math; my flight was at 8:20, I had to be there 2 hours before that time so that brought us to 6:20; it takes approx. 20 minutes to get to the airport which brings us to 6; then I have ... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City January 11th 2013

So finally have a chance to post a blog. Been a good first two weeks in Mexico apart from the odd day of being quite ill. So New Years Eve in Mexico City was fun. Got there late arvo and it was just as chaotic as I remembered it. Was going to have a quiet night after travelling for 24 hours so went out for dinner about 9.30pm. Everywhere was closed except one place that was pretty busy. Got chatting to a Mexican guy in line to get a table and ended up eating with him. Was nice to chat with a local. Went back to hostal after to have 1 drink at their bar to bring in New Years. Then it was 2.30am and I had a 7.30 bus to get... So from there headed ... read more
Parish Church in San Miguel de Allende
Revolutionary hero Ignacio Allende

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City November 21st 2012

The beautiful colonial city of Puebla lies 2 hours east of Mexico City. Scott and I spent a couple of days exploring the city's many charms, which include well−preserved colonial buildings, churches, and a lively plaza, as well as a selection of museums. The main cathedral is stunning. So stunning, in fact, that it was selected to feature on Mexico's 500 peso bill. Perhaps even more spectacular, however, is the Templo de Santo Domingo, and its Capilla del Rosario (Rosario Chapel), which is exquisitely and elaborately decorated in gold in Mexican Baroque style . The house of the Serdán family, who conspired against then President and dictator, Porfirio Díaz, has been converted into a museum which is open to the public. The downstairs contains furniture and memorabilia, while the upstairs maps out the family's important involvement ... read more
Bullet-Ridden Wall in the Sedan House
Artists District in Puebla
One of my Favourite Pictures

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City July 26th 2012

hali jo reggelt mindenkinek itt most van este. tul vagyok egy ujabb szep napon.ezuttal egymagam varosneztem. rendezett tiszta utcak, sok templom es 2 muzeum kitoltotte a mai napom. pont mire vegeztem akkor kezdett el szakadni az eso. amivel semmi gond nics. lehul a levego. es utana nincs hoseg. szerencsere eddig semmibe nem zavart be. ma mar nagyon fajt a labam, ezert a kovetkezot csinaltam. felmentem a netre es megneztem adetralex hatoanyagait, majd a cetlit bevittem egy gyogyszertarba.lon csoda, ugyanolyan tabit kaptam mint a magyar, csak a neve mas.meg a forma is uan olyan.. ami miatt meg aggodom, h az otp le ne tiltsa a karttyam. 2 napja tobb szam nelkuli hivasom volt. esembe jutott egy haverom, akivel szinten ez tortent. de o felvette a telefont... amugy gyonyoru napom volt! reggel sehol egy felho, el is ndultam ... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City July 25th 2012

hello, jo reggelt nektek! mar pueblaban vagyok. de akkor folytassam a tegnap estevel. sokan eljottk a csapatbol a megbeszelt helyre es idopontra, igy nekivagtunk hogy a garibaldi teren vacsorazzunk.igen, vegul megtortent.. vacsoraztam.. a teren mariacchi zeneszek jatszottak. nagyon hangulatos volt. tipikus meexikoi eteleket ettunk, meg pinacolada-t ittunk. utana a tobbiek hotelje fele vettuk az iranyt ami a foterre nezett, es annak a tetoteraszan iszogattunk. a klatas a varosra es a katedralisra csodas volt. hajnali 1ig ucsorogtunk, majd szedelozkodnunk kellett lassan.egyebkent az estek hidegek, kell a szeldzseki.. utana erzekeny bucsut vettunk egymastol.. ma keles reggeli es a gyulolt pakolas.aztan taxi a buszpalyaudvarra. ja!taxik.. tutira biztonsagosak, mert van egy halozat palyaudvarokon belul es a hoteleke is ezekkel dolgoznak. egy dolog tilos:utcan taxit leinteni.. az vesz... read more

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City December 18th 2011

My journey through Mexico was partly a culinary tour, to learn about local cuisines and explore new flavours. Our next stop was the city of Puebla where I discovered plenty of exciting culinary delights. It was the first place I have ever eaten sweetcorn, chilli and chocolate for breakfast (all on the same plate). It was also the first place I tried deep-fried grasshoppers. But more about that later. Puebla is a charming colonial city whose claim to fame is that it contains 365 churches, one for each day of the year. This is actually a lie. Naughty naughty. While it contains over 70 churches in the historic centre alone, the figure of 365 actually comes from the number of church domes that exist. The strength of their faith is shown by the sheer number of ... read more
Magnificent Church
Conveyor Belt Religion
Sweetcorn, Chilli and Chocolate

North America » Mexico » Puebla » Puebla City October 4th 2011

Left the hills behind and headed back to Mexico city to spend my last two weeks catching up with my friends and exploring more of the city. A friends cousin came to town in the weekend from NZ, so we met up in the center of town to go out for some drinks. We headed up to the tallest building in the city, the Latin American building, where they have a bar on the 47th floor with spectacular views of the city (bet you didn't think i had that word on my vocab list). After a cocktail each, we headed down the road to the Mariachi plaza. Its a big square full of people standing around the various mariachi bands playing around the plaza. We stopped in to get some food and take in the atmosphere, ... read more
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Mariachi band
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