Category: Culture

Rosca de Reyes

This is King’s Day Día de Reyes is practically upon us. ‘King’s Day’, which takes place on the 6th of January, is a big deal in Mexico and is celebrated with gifts and ‘Rosca de Reyes’. Traditionally this is… Read More

Happy New Year!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! A quick thank you to everyone who read this Puebla-loving blog this year! 2014 was a big year for Soy Poblana as we launched our street food tours, which so far have been a huge… Read More

Calaveras Puebla, Mexico

Day of the Dead: The Calavera Poem

This is Mexican Poetry One of the words most associated with Day of the Dead is ‘Calavera’, which means skull but like many things in Mexico it has a double meaning. At this time of year, a calavera… Read More

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Day of the Dead: A Beginner’s Guide to Ofrendas

This is Ofrendas Day of the dead, celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November, has arrived! This is a holiday that means so much to Mexicans, and to experience it in person is really quite something. Day… Read More

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Maestro

This is a photo series by Iraís Fernández, a local photographer (here are her facebook and flickr pages). She, just like us, is fascinated by and loves pan dulce. The photos give a real insight into an authentic… Read More

Los Rudos Siempre Pierden

Recently I wrote about the Luchas and then happened to come across these photos (thank you Universe!), which perfectly capture the atmosphere of the luchas arena. The featured photographer is Iraís Fernández, a very talented local documentary specialist. One of our aims… Read More

Vamos a las Luchas!

This is Luchas  Lucha Libre, which literally means ‘free wrestling’, is like WWE Wrestling but much more entertaining. Puebla has its very own lucha libre arena that hosts wrestling every Monday night. This is an experience you can’t… Read More

Vamos a Atlixco

This is Atlixco Atlixco, is a small town in the municipality of Puebla, 25 km from the city of Puebla. It is most famous for its incredible flower markets, and its climate. Its full name is actually Atlixco de… Read More

The Star of Puebla

This is ‘La Estrella de Puebla’ At the end of July, La Estrella de Puebla opened. It is now a very present feature in Puebla’s skyline and a truly fantastic way to see the city.  Let’s not forget… Read More

Mercado 5 de Mayo / Mercado de la 18

This is El Mercado Welcome to one of Puebla’s markets, officially known as Mercado 5 de Mayo but most commonly known as el mercado de la 18. Both names are due, I presume, to 5 de Mayo being… Read More