Updated: Jul 29, 2019
I was in Puebla, México this past weekend to visit my brother who had just moved down there four months ago. We were both really excited because it was my first time down there.
I stayed at my brother’s apartment which is in a really cool area called Av. Juárez at La Paz St. which is walking distance from a bunch of bars and restaurants. As soon as I landed he already had a plan for us to go to the place to be on a Friday night called “La Hormiga Negra” During the day it’s a really cute restaurant, and during the night it’s a bar where you can enjoy some drinks on the rooftop. Don’t be surprised if there’s not a big sign on the outside, it’s near downtown and the GPS will tell you exactly how to get there. Their music and drinks are great, and they sell some tasty snacks too. When you go there ask for “Tlayudas,” you will thank me later.
Day one - we decided to explore a museum called “Museo Amapro” which is at the heart of Puebla. It has a beautiful rooftop where you can chill and drink something refreshing after you’ve enjoyed the art. We opted for the cheese plate with some wine.
After enjoying the museum, we decided to visit the “Teleférico” where you can appreciate a beautiful panoramic view of Puebla, plus admire the biggest urban mural in the world.
Day two - we went to a magical little town called “Atlixco” Their lovely flowers, beautiful weather and colorful houses were a dream. We stopped by a cute restaurant called el “Meson de las Diligencias” where you can dine on a cool balcony with a great view. Try not to be alarmed when you see grasshoppers on the menu, they are a popular dish down there. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to fully experience the culture you should try some- they’re not as bad as you think.
Day three - we went to the alley of the toads, “El callejon de los Sapos” in Spanish, where you won’t find toads, but a little market with beautiful hotels, cafeterias with colorful walls, and handmade crafts.
Day four (the last day) - we woke up and decided that I couldn’t leave Puebla before visiting “Ex Hacienda de Chautla” We had a delicious breakfast at the hotel restaurant and walked around to take some pictures before heading back to catch my flight home.
I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!