Recently I had the chance to experience Mexico! And I’m basically leaving a suitcase permanently packed and by my door so that I can fly back at a moment’s notice. I miss the architecture. I miss the color. I miss the food. I miss my tan.
I started my trip in Puebla, Mexico where we explored the old town; the historical chapels, the outstanding architecture, and the colorful streets.
While you are there you have to check out
- The Rosary chapel
- The Street of Candies
- Talavera Uriarte Factory
- Estrella de Ouebla
- Biblioteca Palafoxiana
- Temple of Saint Francisco
- The Somes at the Amparo Museum
- Cholula Pyramid
- The Puebla Cable Car
- Church of Santa Maria
You can check these awesome things in my 10 Thing to do in Puebla Mexico post.
Puebla is one of those places that there is so much to discover. It is the 3rd largest state in Mexico. With its rich culture and history plus its fun and lively atmosphere it has so many more magical little towns that I didn’t get to visit this time around, but hope to one day explore. (Again, suitcase perma-packed by the door).
Though I really enjoyed learning about Puebla’s unique history and touring the exquisite chapels, my favorite part of Puebla was the FOOD!!
If you like spicy you are going to love Mexico. I have never had so much good food in one trip. I repeat. So. Much. Good. Food. For breakfast I typically opted for eggs, fruit, beans and spicy salsa. My lunches and dinners varied a bit more! I tried cactus soup for the first time, which was simply delicious and not at all prickly. I had the salmon quite a bit as well. One of my favorite dishes was taco atixco, which is a little taco covered in A LOT of spicy sauce. It has beans and a little bit of meat inside as well. Drooling as I write this. So let’s move on….
Let’s start in Puebla…
The people I met in Puebla were all so kind and caring. They were as warm and welcoming as the Mexican sun itself. I felt incredibly safe while I was there. The city has “tourism police” whose role essentially is to ensure that tourists are able to safely navigate their way through the town. Was especially helpful given the language barrier between the locals and tourists.
Everyone at the resorts and shops were equally as kind and I found that everyone really went the extra mile for the guests.
In Mazatlán the people were equally warm, welcome and accommodating. I was there for Tuanguis Turistico, which is where the tourism board brings all the hotels, airline and travel writers and bloggers together for a conference. I was lucky to get to experience this! The guest speaker this year was Steve Woznick, co-founder of Apple! He spoke on his many businesses and philanthropic endeavors. He emphasized just how important travel has been in his life and to his career.
The first day of the conference we went to visit the town of El Quelite, which is outside of Mazatlan. There we watched a traditional dance and horse show…along with having some tasty eats.
After the conference, I had some free time, most of which was spent lounging on the beautiful Mazatlan beaches and visiting quaint food markets. While in Mazatlan I stayed at The Local Hotel which had the most amazing view!
Overall my trip was super fulfilling. If you’d like to see more of my trip you can check out my vlog HERE.
I hope to return to Mexico soon and see more of the states. Next on my list: Oaxaca and Chihuahua.
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