I don’t know the answer, but Buzzfeed has prepared a handy quiz (“¿Puedes adivinar qué taco es con sólo verlo?”) about whether or not you can identify twelve types of tacos in Mexico.
I got two wrong answers, one because I identified the meat incorrectly and one because the name, “taco acorazado,” isn’t used here in Puebla. Street food names vary quite a bit from state to state and even town to town.
The other day, I was contacted by a casting producer about a show featuring expats who are about to, or have recently, moved abroad. If you’re interested in participating in such a show, here’s the official casting call:
Are you an expat living in another country that might want to share your story? I work on a very popular international travel series and I am looking to document your move! If you are interested in being on the show or you would like to get more information, email me at JenniferWolfe@LeopardUSA.com with the subject line: RE: International Travel Series.
It’s not a scam, and I think it could be an interesting opportunity for anyone wanting to show others what it’s like to be an expat!
I’ve only recently discovered the world of cycling in Puebla. If you’re a mountain biker, there are plenty of opportunities in our three mountains (La Malinche, Iztaccíhuatl, and Popocatépetl) and the surrounding hilly areas. One of the best known races is Popobike, which doesn’t take place on Popo proper but rather in its foothills.
And if you’re a road cyclist, it turns out all the two-lane highways leading out of Puebla are great for cycling with Popo and Izta as a backdrop, and for seeing some small towns along the way.
Day of the Dead fell on the weekend this year, so some friends and I went to Chignahuapan to see the yearly show/play that they put on. We also spent some time in Piedras Encimadas, a park about 45 minutes away. It was freezing cold, foggy, and drizzling the whole time, but I’d still recommend going!
A few weeks ago a friend and I wanted to spend our Sunday swimming, so we went on a little adventure. First we stopped at Aqua Paraíso, just outside Atlixco and about 45 minutes from Puebla (by car). There were water slides, several pools, and a camping area, all bordered by a beautiful tree-lined river (which was not for swimming). We admired the view for a while, but ultimately didn’t stay because the water in the pools was quite cold, as was the morning air!
After we left Aqua Paraíso, we headed to Izúcar de Matamoros and to the San Carlos water park, which was about another 45 minutes away. Izúcar is warmer than Puebla and the springs at San Carlos are pretty toasty as well. There are multiple pools, camping and picnic areas, and water slides. I don’t have any photos because we were busy swimming!