Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Puebla de los Angeles

After being in Mexico city for a few days visiting with our good friends Rafa and Rita; Jeanette my parents and I took a three day trip to the city of Puebla located in the central Mexican state of the same name. Legend state that the city was founded by the bishop of Tlaxcala who followed the instructions of a group of angels who set the city limits and established its grid. What ever really happened Puebla was founded in 1531 and is now one of the most beautiful and important cities in the country. The city is well known among lovers of Mexican cuisine for being the birthplace of two of the countries most famous dishes (Mole Poblano and Chiles en Nogada). The city is quite large and is by some estimates the fourth largest city in Mexico, however the downtown area is fairly laid-back and chalk-full of  beautiful plazas, churches and great restaurants and shops (many of which specialize in Talavera). Well thats all for now!

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