Day 2 in Puebla: Visiting Cholula
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August 12th, 2007 – by: laurenslecomte
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.
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.
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 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.
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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