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How I travelled to colonial towns south of Mexico City by bus

How I travelled to colonial towns south of Mexico City by bus

Travel in Mexico is something I do most years and I’m not talking about lounging on one of its many beaches. I go for the history, the arts, the food, and the people. Mexico oozes culture: #6 in the whole world for the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Last winter I spent four weeks ‘riding the buses’ to outstanding colonial centres south of Mexico City. My route was Mexico City, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Cuernavaca, Taxco … Read entire article »

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The art of making Talavera pottery, Puebla, Mexico

The art of making Talavera pottery, Puebla, Mexico

One of the reasons the city of Puebla is so special is because many of its buildings are decorated with talavera tiles, a technique that came from Spain shortly after the city was founded in 1531. Over the years indigenous artists became involved in the process and what evolved became known as Talavera Poblana. Authentic Talavera pottery is notable for its expertly applied paint that has a raised appearance and for its glossy sheen. Puebla is … Read entire article »

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Trying to be a foodie in Puebla, Mexico

Trying to be a foodie in Puebla, Mexico

There are many good reasons to visit Puebla and one of them is to indulge in its cuisine. After all, mole poblano, the “king of all sauces” was invented here. And according to Alonso Hernández, executive chef of a well-known Puebla City restaurant, mole poblano “can be served with everything from chicken and beer to caviar and champagne”. Mole poblano has chocolate in it—a long ago discovery of the Olmec people. But as a non-foodie … Read entire article »

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