Life and Travel in Puebla, Mexico

Monthly Archives: July 2014

Dog #2, who never tires.

Dog #1, who never tires, exploring La Malinche.

Dog #1 exploring La Malinche. We didn't go any higher than this.

Dog #2. We didn’t go any higher than this.

Popocatépetl. This is about as close as you can get.

Popocatépetl. This is about as close as you can get.

Iztaccíhuatl.

Iztaccíhuatl.

Flowers sprinkled with ash from Popo.

Flowers sprinkled with ash from Popo.

Ash stuck on the park sign!

Ash stuck on the park sign!

On the way to Paso de Cortés.

On the way to Paso de Cortés.


The beer we bought at Puebla's beer festival. All of the beers were local except for a few from other states. The beers, from left to right, are from Baja California Sur, Mexico City, and Puebla (the last two).

The beer we bought at Puebla’s beer festival. All of the beers were local except for a few from other states. The beers, from left to right, are from Baja California Sur, Mexico City (middle), and Puebla (the last two).

Summer fruit: Prickly pear fruit (tunas), lychees (lichis), and peaches (duraznos).

Summer fruit: Prickly pear fruit (tunas), lychees (lichis), and peaches (duraznos).

Fried grasshoppers (chapulines). They're delicious on their own or in quesadillas.

Fried grasshoppers (chapulines). They’re delicious on their own or in quesadillas.

Roasted elote, or corn on the cob with mayonnaise, cheese, and salsa. Usually elote is boiled, but the roasted kind is really tasty.

Roasted elote, or corn on the cob with mayonnaise, cheese, and salsa. Usually elote is boiled, but the roasted kind is really tasty.