Fantastic People, Food, Drink, Culture, History, it's got it all
Its a LONG way from Mexico City -- 3 hours?
The sweetest people out side of Sri Lanka..
inside the temple of sto. domingo is a small, intricately adorned chapel covered entirely in 24K gold leaf. the temple was started in 1550 but construction of the chapel wasn't started until a hundred years later. the capilla, which was the first chapel in mexico dedicated to the blessed virgin of the rosary, was finally finished in 1690. you won't...more
Puebla is well known for it's Mole. The most common Mole is a sauce made from Chilies, nuts, and Coco. Although; There are many other types as seen in this picture. One of my favorite dishes is Mole Pollo. The smooth texture, combination of spices with the subtle sweetness is a very unique flavor.more
A beautiful old hotel with the most beathtaking view of the city and the volacno was seen from my...more
This is a very lovely hotel, all the amenities, well-located, etc., etc. Usually quite expensive,...more
While the property is attractive, be very wary of staying here. My main complaint? Security, or...more
The first photo is from a fantastic restaurant near the Museuo Amparo ... Its recommended in the Lonely Planet Guide and totally GREAT. I had the BEST chicken mole that I actually put on the BUS and carried BACK to Queretaro with me. I ate off of that food for a week!The 2nd restaurant photo is from Fondo de Santa Clara which TOO is in all of the...more
CHILES EN NOGADAThis dish originated in Puebla. It is made with Poblano Chiles stffed with ground meat with a walnut sauce and pomegranate garnish. It is always associated with September, el mes patrio, because it features the red, white and green colors of the Mexican flag. An invention of the colonial Poblana nuns.more
Mostly Talavera pottery and tiles with few other local carfts. Beautiful shop with well made items. The owners speak very little english, fairly priced, able to bargain down 15% with cash payments.
What to buy: Talavery Pottery and other ceramic items
What to pay: Please got down the entire street before you decide to purchase your items. Comapare prices and the quality of item before you decide.
People are very relaxed in Puebla and everything runs on Puebla time. So relax enjoy the culture.This is especially true when it comes to dinning. They will never rush you and they don't expect you to be in a hurry either. So if time is a concern please let them know and ask for your Cheque as soon as you get your meal and pay it.more
Mexican Posadas"La Posadas," the remarkable buildup to Christmas Eve, is perhaps the most delightful and unique Mexican tradition. Beginning December 16th, it commemorates the events in the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem.After dark, each night of the "Posada," a procession begins led by two children. The children carry a...more
El Mes PatrioSeptember is the most important month for Mexican history. Las Fiestas Patrias, or Homeland Celebrations, include La Noche del Grito, Mexican Independence Day, and el Día de Los Ninos Héroes de Chapultepec. All are celebrated in mid September making it an important month for Mexican National heritage. Find out how Las Fiestas Patrias...more
If you need to make any phone calls while in Mexico buy an international phone card (like a Latadel card) at any market and use that from your hotel or pay phone. The phone system in Mexico is unregulated and if you use your home calling card (ie Sprint, AT&T, etc) you might end up with a surprisingly hefty phone bill. Making calls from pay phones without a Mexican phone card can cost up to $40 US just to CONNECT the call. It's a totally unregulated system. So beware. If you need to make a call from your hotel room make sure you talk rates with the front desk first. Also make sure you buy the phone card once you're in Mexico. My friend bought one in the States and was unable to use it down there.
Don't accept help with your shopping. We made the mistake of asking someone and she cost us more by taking us only to places where she would receive commission/goods. Pay cash and you are able to negociate for 15% or more. Visit at least 5 shops before you decide and you will be fine.