Day 2 in Puebla: Visiting Cholula

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The first view of Cholula from the car
Like every morning this started  fairly peaceful with waking up, a shower, a breakfast and walking to the centre. Today my plan was going to Cholula. A small city close to the borders of Puebla. A ancient city which dates from the 2 century BC. With as main attraction "the great pyramid of Cholula" and the "The Roman Catholic church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios". The bus said to leaving at 10:00, but knowing that most of the time things are a bit delayed I expected it to be a bit later. In the end it was true, the car (later on more about that) left at 10:45. Giving me some time to explore Puebla a little bit more.
Old and new. One Aztec and one Roman Cathlic


It promised to be a bizar 45 minutes, because when I was looking at the overview of the city a Mexican came to me and started to conversation. In the beginning it was really nice he explained some things about me of Puebla, where he was from and what he did in life. I on my turn did the same. It was a nice conversation, untill he explained to me that he was an artist and he showed me some pictures of his works. It look really good, untill he explained that he was specialized in painting nudes. I should have finished the conversation, but that would be unpolite. Then he was telling me that I was well-build (physically) and if I would like to be in one of his paintings. Meaning could you pose nude for me. He explained to me that his hotel was nearby and if I would like to come with me.
The big pyramid of Cholula, It is the biggest man made buildig from the old world
I was really flabbergasted and turned him down politely, Also the tour was about to leave. It was a funny and strange experience.

Enough about the perverted guy in the streets of Puebla, because I was going to Cholula. I expected to go with a big group, but in the end we were only with three people (which in fact is also a group, but not very bid), which was really great. Meaning that we had a personal guild, which would drives us around in a car (because busses are to big for 3 persons, logical) I´m not the persons who likes travling to these things with groups that are too big, because people are always late with these things, 99% of the time you don´t hear everything because other people than the guild are talking aswell. Arriving in Cholula We saw various things.
The Church on top of the pyramid


First stop: "The great pyramid of Cholula" and the "The Roman Catholic Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios": Which was truely amazing. First you take a route that goes underneath the mountain, which is really small and I was to big. During this route you learn things about the history of the pyramid, how it used to be and why it isn´t there anymore. Very informative. When you are outside again you can choose two option or you go to the church or to the remainders of the Aztec period. I coose to go to the remainders. You didn´t got to see much, but the things you saw were breathtaking with as highlights: the rebuilded stairs of the pyramid and the place where you clap you hands you hear a bird fly away. I knew such a place existed in Mexico (thanks to Patrick and Wendy, but I didn´t know it was here (or there are more places).
The top view of Cholula
It is the strangest things, you clap and in the echo you hear a bird and nothing else you do can copy this sound, strange but very funny to see the peoples faces. After exploring the ruins I went upstairs to visit the church. This didn´t made a really big impression on me, but the view upstairs and don´t misunderstand me the church was really nice, but you should see it first before seeing the ruins. When on solid ground again the guild took us to some shops and then we went further with our tour.

The Next stops: Churches, a lot churches in all the shapes and sizes you could possibly imagen. To give an overview for who they were dedicated, Virgen Guadalupe, Mary. San Pablo, Peter and many more. It is impossible to describe all the Churches here, but I hope the photos will give a clear image of the churches.
Me in front of the Church of Virgen Mary, From the outside it looked amazing
But there were some really nice churches And I must say I´m really impressed with the baroque style in most of the churches. It looks truly amazing.

The next and final stop: Puebla main square, The end of our route, It was a really nice day and I saw so many different things, and got a lot of new experiences. I went to a very good restaurant and if I have time I will write a review on that restaurant and then straight for bed, because learning a seeing new things is really tiring, but it give great pleasure and satisfaction. Walking to my hotel I was hoping that I would meet the pervert again, what would mean that I have to find a new excuse for not posing naked for a person I don´t know
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The first view of Cholula from the…
The first view of Cholula from th…
Old and new. One Aztec and one Rom…
Old and new. One Aztec and one Ro…
The big pyramid of Cholula, It is …
The big pyramid of Cholula, It is…
The Church on top of the pyramid
The Church on top of the pyramid
The top view of Cholula
The top view of Cholula
Me in front of the Church of Virge…
Me in front of the Church of Virg…
The first steps of the pyramid
The first steps of the pyramid
The other side
The other side
I belief I can fly
I belief I can fly
Inside the Church
Inside the Church
Temple to the honor of Saint Gabri…
Temple to the honor of Saint Gabr…
Church in honor of Virgen Gudalupe…
Church in honor of Virgen Gudalup…
The pathway tru the pyramid
The pathway tru the pyramid
Me in the Pathway
Me in the Pathway
Just a nice view
Just a nice view
This used to be inside the pyramid
This used to be inside the pyramid
Strange head, it looked nice
Strange head, it looked nice
Now I know Patrick and Wendy, Plac…
Now I know Patrick and Wendy, Pla…
Another pretty view, of old and new
Another pretty view, of old and new
Altar for the rain God, In periods…
Altar for the rain God, In period…
Cholula
photo by: Biedjee