Day one, Puebla. / by Ellen Ziegler

Puebla is a city not often visited by foreign tourists, for some reason. It's also unlike any other Mexican town -- much more like a Spanish city. Because of it's Spanish architecture, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We've enjoyed it, but have also found ourselves looking for the more earthy Mexican qualities that we came here for.

Classical music students practicing in the courtyard of a cafe.

Classical music students practicing in the courtyard of a cafe.

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Grit. Hard to find in Puebla; it's a very clean, Spanish-style city.

Grit. Hard to find in Puebla; it's a very clean, Spanish-style city.

Chicken mole.

Chicken mole.

Street stone.

Street stone.

Hombre de Teléfono.

Hombre de Teléfono.

Hotel Colonial.

The ceiling of our room at Hotel Colonial.

The ceiling of our room at Hotel Colonial.

Interior courtyard.

Interior courtyard.

Spanish ecclesiastical artifacts in the lobby. The hotel was once a monastery.

Spanish ecclesiastical artifacts in the lobby. The hotel was once a monastery.

Document seal.

Document seal.

View from the roof.

View from the roof.

Still looking...

Still looking...