39. MEXICO – Cholula, Puebla

We kept hearing about Puebla as a “must-visit” city but we weren’t too interested to go there. Although reading (and hearing from other travelers) about Cholula -the sister town of Puebla got our attention. Also it seemed more doable for us because it has an RV place on the edge so easier to get to with our size.

Driving around Puebla (capital of Puebla state) on its ring road gave us an idea of the size of that city. Huge! But we were off to Cholula at one of the exits that lead us straight to the RV park. It was an overpriced place to stay but it was the only option and walking distance to its center. I would say it had wifi too but actually the internet was cut off because they didn’t pay the bill! Annoying.

We found the town pretty nice. Usual loveliness with its colonial setting, churches, buildings though to me it wasn’t as pretty as other towns it still had a good vibe. There was some local 4 days celebration so the town was covered with market stalls, there was a fun fair and was buzzing till late. Cholula also has one of the biggest pyramids in Mexico! Although now, it only looks like a hill. A grass covered hill where the Spanish Catholics banged a church on the top of it way back then. However the inside of the pyramid still has labyrinth-like corridors which is open to the public so we went to see that and the museum.

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

Cholula September 2013

Cholula
September 2013

We stayed here for 3 days and loved get in to town. It had a certain magnetic energy or maybe it was those delicious local patty pastries? Forgot the name of it. It is a size of a burger, it’s baked for a few minutes both sides, crispy on the outside and sweet, fluffy in the inside. Absolutely delicious especially with jam. Yumm.
Our next destination will be Oaxaca city (capital of the southern state, Oaxaca -pronounced Wa-ha-ka) stopping for a night to visit a supposedly beautiful desert on the way -near Tehuacan.
Next Oaxaca city…

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