Mexico
Puebla City

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day3

    Home Sweet Home

    January 6 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    I made it to Mexico the morning of January 5th and, after a 2 hour bus ride to Puebla, arrived at my host family’s home. My roommate, Erika, met me there at the same time and we met our family together. We put our suitcases in our room and then went to the table to share our first meal with the family. Margarita, our host mother, made us scrambled egg and tomato sandwiches on freshly baked rolls and we sat down together with her daughter Lupita and her son-in-law Jesus. We talked about the mountains and volcanoes surrounding the city, my roommates stressful travel adventure to get here, and lots more, all in Spanish!
    After breakfast, Erika and I unpacked our bags and “moved in” to our new home, then took a much needed siesta. Around 5pm, we walked through the neighborhood to our housing coordinator’s home and took care of the financial part of the trip. When we got home, Margarita made us a small dinner (rice with eggs and green beans), and we had some really interesting conversations. When we sat down, Erika asked if the family typically says a prayer before meals. Margarita said no but that she would say one if we wanted. She then prayed over our food, thanking Him for our food and praying for all people to have food too. As dinner continued, we talked about everything from family and her home to politics and religion. When we brought up Trump to her, she immediately responded with empathy, saying that we should pray for him because he must be suffering. She spoke with such kindness and compassion in spite of the fact that his beliefs do not match her own. I think that we can all learn a lot from Margarita.
    Later that night, Erika and I met up with some classmates at a nearby bar and drank to our new adventure.
    All in all, today has been exciting, overwhelming, and exhausting, but I’ve learned that I am far braver than I ever knew and I am so so so thankful to be a part of this incredible experience.

    That’s day one. Stay tuned for more.
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  • Day6

    Class Day 1

    January 9 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Today was the first day of class and I already feel kind of intimidated, but I know that feeling will pass. I am excited to go to school at the Ibero. My classroom is super pretty and has big windows that look out onto a field and it’s already really hard to ignore the view during class. Attached to this post are some pictures from the Zócalo.Read more

  • Day187

    Welcome to Puebla

    February 5, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We expected an easy ride to Puebla as we had ~500 m of elevation to drop over a distance we thought would be about 90 km. However the road rolled up and down and made us feel like we were hardly moving. Then we were denied access to a toll road for the first time in Mexico so had to take the longer free route through Tlaxcala and into Puebla on hectic highway 121. We breathed a collective sigh of relief once we made it within the city limits and traffic slowed to a crawl as we rode through a busy market to Omar's house. We had met and connected with Omar's cousin Omar (yes both of the same name) in coastal State Park campgrounds of Oregon and California as he and his friend Kish were riding from border to border of the US west coast. As he knew we'd be heading through central Mexico, Omar mentioned that he had family in Puebla if we found ourselves passing through the city. Despite being within Puebla city limits, Omar's family's home felt like a jungle in a rural village, with lots of trees and plants in the garden surrounding the house, in addition to 9 dogs and 20 birds! As soon as we arrived we were seated and given water to relax (or as they say here descansar = de tire yourself). We chatted with Omar and his mother Alicia, then later Omar took Karl, Francois and Holly out on the town (Helene wasn't feeling well, so stayed in to relax). We searched for tacos arabes - without luck due to the late hour - but got to see the city all lit up at nighttime and the squares still full of people hanging out on a warm Friday night. Puebla's architecture is quite different from the other cities we have visited and we enjoyed wandering around and later getting a view of the city from a viewpoint at the Zona Histórica de Los Fuertes.Read more

  • Day7

    Puebla

    November 12, 2015 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Die viertgrösste Stadt Mexikos liegt nur 2.5 Stunden östlich von Mexico-City.
    Zu besichtigen gibt es hier vorallem eines: katholische Kirchen! Diese sind wirklich eindrücklich. Die Catedral de Puebla ist für ihre hohen Türme bekannt. Mit stolzen 70m sind es die höchsten Türme einer Kathetrale in Lateinamerika.
    Die Rosenkranzkapelle lockt mit ihren in Blattgold eingefassten Verzierungen hunderte von Besuchern an.

    Die Stadt scheint auch nicht ganz ungefährlich zu sein. Immerhin wurden wir von der 'Touristenpolizei' mit den Worten "geht nicht weiter; in den nächsten drei Strassen werdet ihr sonst bestimmt ausgeraubt" angehalten. Anschliessend drückten sie uns einen Stadtplan in die Hand. Danke! Wir hatten unseren nämlich im Hostel liegen lassen...

    (Was wir übrigens nie für möglich gehalten hätten (und uns wohl auch niemand glaubt): wir vermissen das Essen in Afrika!! Entweder treffen wir es immer ungünstig oder das mexikanische Essen in der Schweiz schmeckt wirklich einfach besser..!)
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Puebla, Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla City, بويبلا, Горад Эроіка-Пуэбла-дэ-Сарагоса, Пуебла, Пуэбла-де-Сарагоса, Πουέμπλα, Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza, پوئبلا٬ پوئبلا, Puebla de Zaragoza, פואבלה, PBC, プエブラ, პუებლა, 푸에블라, Angelopolis, Puebla de Saragosa, पुएब्ला, Cuetlaxcoapan, Byen Puebla, Пуэблæ-де-Сарагосæ, ਪੁਐਬਲਾ, Puebla de los Ángeles, Lungsod ng Puebla, پوئبلا، پوئبلا, Puebl, 普埃布拉

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