Mexico City and the Museum of Anthropology

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After spending a few days in Puebla visiting the city and Cholula, it was time for us to hit Mexico City. We had been living in the jungle for three months already, so being in a big city where we could go shopping again was awesome! I have to admit, I was a bit scared of Mexico City before going there. For some reason, I expected it to look like San José (the capital of Costa Rica), but bigger. I was so wrong. San José was loud, crowded and really didn’t look that great. The neighborhood that we stayed in …

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Cholula and the Pyramids

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Just outside of Puebla is the city of Cholula, where we went for our second day in Mexico. For the first time, we were going to see some pyramids! But before we could see any of those, we first headed to the zócalo (the main plaza) for a bit of history. Apparently, Cholula has been inhabited since 500 B.C., which makes it the oldest living city in North America. It also happens to have the world’s largest pyramid in base area. But that’s not all. There is also a legend claiming that the city has 365 churches, one for every day …

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Food guide of Puebla

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From Mexico City to Sayulita, the best Mexican food I had was in Puebla. Why? Because Puebla is awesome!  I don’t know what it is with this town, but it’s actually a great place if you love architecture and food. (I happen to love both!) We tasted a lot of different dishes, things that we wouldn’t find anywhere else. And by anywhere else, I mean that most of it is only found in Puebla. I’m sad that I can’t even find a cemita in Sayulita. That thing was just so delicious! Let me now introduce you to this new world …

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There’s nothing more Mexican than a Mariachi band

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After exploring the beautiful city of Puebla, Santiago (Chris’ friend) told us that we had to meet with some of his friends to hire a mariachi band. That was definitely going to be interesting! I had never really listened to a mariachi band, let alone see one perform live in front of us. A few minute walk took us to the plaza where all the mariachis are gathered. It was a very beautiful local, looking typically Mexican. But enough with the location, that’s not the interesting part! Once we were there, mariachis weren’t hard to find. Actually, they were all over us, competing …

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Exploring Puebla, Mexico

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Aaah, Puebla! We arrived after a two hours bus ride from the airport. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to explore the city before the next morning, since we arrived late.  But once the sun was up, it was time to fall in love with that charming city south of Mexico City. Even if it has more than 2 million habitans, it didn’t feel overwhelming in any way. I actually felt… at home. The thing with Puebla is that it’s a colonial city that reminded me in every aspect of Quebec City, my real home. In the downtown area, all the buildings …

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