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Mar 10, 2012

Mexican discovery


It's been already more than a week that we arrived on the Mexican territory and I've completely fallen in love with this warm and colourful country.
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It's been already more than a week that we arrived on the Mexican territory and I've completely fallen in love with this warm and colourful country.

We spent three days in the capital Mexico City, an immense city with a great potential. We admired the murales of the Pallacio de Bella Artes. I've finally dwelled upon Frida Khalo's work. She is a very famous Mexican painter whom I didn't know anything about. We went to her house in which she lived with her husband Diego Riviera who is also a great Mexican painter.

We spent a day to explore the gigantic Teotihucan pyramids. The Moon and Sun Pyramids are definitely the most impressive. Mexicans climb their stairs to reach the top where they can put their finger in the centre of the pyramids.

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It"s a shame that this place is polluted by sellers who are really noisy and who all sell the same things. It's worth going to check the huge reconstruction of the location in the museum.

The Mexican we met via couchsurfing have been incredibly kind. Mirsha, our couchsurfer in Mexico City took us to a traditional market for breakfast where we ate tacos. It's a real heaven for people who love meat and offal as Mexican eat the whole animal! The food discouvery is extraordinary and has nothing to do with the so called Mexican food that we find in Europe.

As I write this article we've just spent a couple of day in Puebla, a city that is 2 hours away from Mexico City. I've really liked this colourful city where you can find small squares and churches in every streets.

We stayed at Marina's, a couchsurfer who lives with her family. All have been welcoming and extremely friendly. Mariana took us around the city and made us try some delicious traditional Mexican food: the Pabloan mole (meat served with a cocoa sauce) tamales and camotes (sweet made of potato).

Finally she took us to Cholula, a small city located a few miles away from Puebla surrounded by four volcanos including Popocatepel that is still active and from which we can see smoke raising up in the sky. From the top of the Pyramid de Cholula (the tallest one in Mexico but that we can't actually see as it's buried under the hill) we saw a spectacular sunset one the city.

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