Life and Travel in Puebla, Mexico

Monthly Archives: January 2015

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.

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Heading out of Puebla. Photo by Trilife Triathlon Coaching.

 

This church had the only public bathroom I could find. I also decided to make a photo opportunity out of my pit stop. :)

This church had the only public bathroom I could find. I also decided to make a photo opportunity out of my pit stop. 🙂

We stopped here to re-group. The name of this town turned out to be the very long San Juan Tianguismanalco.

We stopped here to re-group. The name of this town turned out to be the very long San Juan Tianguismanalco.


 

 

Higuera Blanca, Nayarit.

Higuera Blanca, Nayarit.

Breaded shrimp and fried fish in Sayulita, Nayarit.

Breaded shrimp and fried fish in Sayulita, Nayarit.

The beach in Sayulita, Nayarit.

The beach in Sayulita, Nayarit.

The cathedral in Zamora, Michoacán.

The cathedral in Zamora, Michoacán.

 

 

At a park in Xalapa, Veracruz.

At a park in Xalapa, Veracruz.

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Laguna de Alchichica, Puebla.

Laguna de Alchichica, Puebla.

Our "rosca de reyes," or king's bread, was a little hard on its "niños Dios" (the white plastic babies).

Our “rosca de reyes,” or king’s bread, was a little hard on its “niños Dios” (the white plastic babies).