Puebla

🇸🇮 Puebla nama je pasala – mislila sva prespat samo eno noč, pa sva ostala štiri. Je eno najstarejših mest in četrto največje Mehiki, čeprav tu nobeno mesto do sedaj ni delovalo ogromno, ker so stavbe večinoma enonadstropne (zaradi potresov in posedanja tal) in ulice široke, cel čas vidiš ogromno neba in imaš občutek, da si skoraj na vasi. Malo sva se borila s slabim počutjem in prebavnimi kolobocijami, tako sva skoraj dva dni preležala in raziskovala manj, kot bi lahko – ampak vseeno uspela na masažo, manikuro, ogledat Super Bowl, muzeja avtov, z avtobusom raziskat mesto in seveda jesti na vseh koncih in krajih.

Puebla je poznana po kulinariki (ena najbolj znanih jedi je Mole Poblano – gosta, bogata, začinjena omaka s čokolado, cimetom in oreščki, pa seveda nevemkoliko vrst čilija) in po neštetih cerkvah (naj bi jih bilo več kot 360). Praznik Cinco de Mayo (nam večinoma poznan iz ameriških filmov in kulture) ima korenine v Puebli – 1862 je Francija z Napoleonom na čelu vdrla v Mehiko, da bi jo pridružila francoskemu imperiju, pa jih je tu premagala manj številna mehiška vojska. Slava je bila sicer kratkotrajna (Francozom je kmalu zatem uspelo in so vladali Mehiki do 1867), ampak zmaga tu ostaja del kolektivnega spomina in je cenjena, pa tudi, baje, na veliko proslavljena vsako leto petega maja.

Tourists 🙂
Hasta luego

🇬🇧 Puebla suited us – we planned on staying one night but ended up staying four. It’s one of Mexico’s oldest and most famous cities, and the fourth largest in the country – although the low houses and wide streets give you an impression to be in a much smaller city. We were both feeling a bit unwell and fighting indigestion, so we spent almost two days resting and seeing less than we could have. We still squeezed in a massage, manicure, the Super Bowl game, the Museo del Automovil, a city bus tour and of course we tried food all over the city.

Puebla is known for its culinary tradition, Cocina Poblana (one of the most popular dishes is surely mole, a rich, spicy sauce made of chocolate, cinnamon, nuts and of course chillies) and the hundreds of churches (supposedly over 360) spread all over the city and wider region. We learned that the Cinco de Mayo holiday has its roots in Puebla, because in 1862, when France invaded Mexico to make it part of the French Empire, the outnumbered Mexican army defeated them right here – nevermind that the victory was short-lived, it is widely remembered and, apparently, enthusiastically celebrated each year.

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