Category: Travel

La Casa de Piedra

I recently visited Cuetzalan, my favourite pueblo mágico (so far – I haven’t been to all of them yet) and stayed at ‘La Casa de la Piedra‘ for the second time. The hotel is a gorgeous setting with… 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

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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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Vamos a La Malinche

This is Malinche La Malinche, a dormant volcano, looms over Puebla, just as Popocatépetl does, but from the neighbouring state of Tlaxcala. La Malinche isn’t exactly Poblana, but does have historical context for Poblanos and also makes for a great… 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 Cuetzalan, Pueblo Mágico

This is Cuetzalan Welcome to Cuetzalan! A hill-top town which has a reputation that proceeds itself amongst most poblanos, but for us foreigners is [most likely] completely unknown. Cuetzalan is a small town set high in the hills of… 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

Visit Mexico this Winter

Winter in the Sun [Note: This is a guest post written in partnership with ‘Journey Latin America‘] We all know how it is.  The winter blues. It’s cold, it’s rainy and it certainly is not sunny.  That is… 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