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Puebla Mexico

Catedral de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico

Speaking of a beating, I am the one who should be beaten after using every travel cliché in the book to describe Puebla, Mexico. Puebla may or may not warrant these descriptors, but after spending one day as a guest of the Mexican Tourism Board, I can say with absolute certainty that it is a pretty cool place.

Puebla is the birthplace of mole pablano, a famous sauce used in authentic Mexican cuisine. It is also the site of the Battle of Puebla, which gave birth to the popular Mexican holiday Cinco De Mayo.

Puebla Mexico molle pablano

Making a little molle pablano in Puebla

Over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing my experiences both here and at Traveldudes regarding this quaint, charming, out of the way, undiscovered hidden gem of a place.  I promise that none of my forthcoming pieces will have any of the over used words and phrases found in this post.

Puebla Mexico

Historic center in Puebla, Mexico

This trip has been sponsored by the Mexico Tourism Board. This post has been written not only in my own words, but also the words of every bad travel writer that has ever made people want to vomit.


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