Showing posts with label puebla. Show all posts
Showing posts with label puebla. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Puebla / Mexico City 7.1 Earthquake 9/19/17

Mexico was hit again with another earthquake on September 19th. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the state of Puebla near Mexico City. Damage in Puebla and Mexico City as well as other surrounding states in Central Mexico. We've put together images and videos from social media so you can see what is happening and we will keep updating. #MexicoEarthquake #PrayforMexico

Last Update 10:53am PDT 9/20/17


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https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000ar20#map



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Los pueblos de #oaxaca y #chiapas afectados en el terremoto pasado no contaban con grandes edificios ni todos los servicios de la #cdmx la ayuda tardo en llegar, hubieron muchas bromas y memes al respecto, yo observé y escuche comentarios, estados de gente insensible ante la situación que estos estados estaban pasando. Es muy triste ver todo lo que pasa en nuestro país, pero es más triste saber que aquellas personas que hace 13 días se reían y hacían memes, bromas sobre el sismo ocurrido mueran hoy de miedo, diciendo en la red que no es gracioso que paren esos memes que halla respeto. Mi pregunta es ¿A caso tiene que pasarnos algo en carne propia vivir padecer lo que otros sufrieron entender que no es bueno hacer bromas sobre el sufrimiento ajeno? #meduelesmexico #temblor #sismo #terremoto2017 #mexico #cdmx #morelos #puebla #veracruz #oaxaca #chiapas #mexicounido #miedo #angustia #desesperacion #muerte #tragedia #solaridad #somosmexicanos #cruzroja #morelos #mexico #Cdmx #mexicocity

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Nuestras oraciones por una de las comunidades más afectan #Jojutla #Morelos 🙏

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Iglesia de Los Remedios church in Cholula, Puebla


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Todo por México #SEDENA #SEMAR #EjercitoMexicano #Sismo #Temblor #Terremoto #México #FuerzaMexico

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State of Mexico church


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Jojutla, Morelos


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San Miguel Tehuitzingo church in Puebla


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Here's an article on how to help.
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/09/19/mexico-earthquake-here-what-you-need-know-and-how-help/682644001/

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Popocatépetl volcano erupted right after the earthquake


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Jojutla, Morelos


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Silence so workers can hear any voices


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Puebla


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Toluca, Mexico


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Atlixco, Puebla


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Cathedral in Huajuapan De Leon, Oaxaca


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Huazulco, Morelos


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Mexico City airport


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Puebla cathedral


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Palacio Cortez in Cuernavaca


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42 people reported dead in the state of Morelos: http://www.vozenvoz.com/paises/mexico/42-muertos-en-morelos-por-sismo-de-7-1/

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Tlaxcala video


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Mexico City to Cuernavaca highway


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Mexico City video

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Mexico City Airport

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Xochimilco video

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Restaurant Review: Entre Tierras in Puebla

Our blogs usually consist of stories and information about Mexico, but as we travel around the country we think it's important to begin to point out the great hotels, restaurants, tours, etc. that we have experienced.

And a great place to start is a wonderful restaurant in Puebla; Entre Tierras.


Puebla, as many of you know, is possibly the heart of colonial Mexico cuisine. There are numerous choices throughout the city from excellent taco stands to fine dining and of course Mole Poblano. However on this trip I decided to try a fine dining establishment just outside the colonial center.

Entre Tierras is located across the street from Hotel Señorial and about a 4-5 block walk from the Zocalo in Puebla's historic center. I had actually read about the restaurant in a magazine on my flight from Los Angeles to Puebla.

As mentioned above Puebla is famous for it's cuisine and there are many famous dishes and restaurants to try. Institutions such as El Mural de los Poblanos and Fonda de Santa Clara plus dishes of Mole Poblano, Chiles En Nogada and Cemitas, all make Puebla a foodie paradise.

I love Puebla's traditional cuisine, but in this case I wanted something more contemporary. I wanted steak, I wanted wine, I wanted a three or four course experience. I found that at Entre Tierras.

The atmosphere and design of the restaurant is modern spliced with antique pieces. It's unique, it's romantic. It included a small bar/lounge, a dining area divided between and indoors and outdoor patio, and even an upstairs area with a small banquet room for parties or receptions.

From the moment I walked in, I was greeted by smiling faces. Service was excellent by the wait staff complete with recommendations. I ordered a couple appetizers and a glass of Cabernet from Chile. First I tried the Tacos de Pato estilo Pekín (Duck tacos Pekin-style), delicious and a bit spicy.  Next was Indias Vestidas Hidalguenses which was flowered squash, cheese and epazote. Unbelievable. If I was smart I should have just ordered appetizers as there were so many 'new to me' options.

Dinner was next and with the waiters recommendation, I ordered Chamorro de Cordero (a type of lamb) even though I came in for steak. He was right, the dish was very good and allowed me to try something new and unique. The lamb tasted as if it was marinated in honey all day with Mexican spices. As I usually don't eat lamb, it was a treat.



Full from my apps and dinner, my waiter insisted I try one of Puebla's traditional drinks; Pasita. And being the Mexican explorer I am, I obliged. This drink is said to come from a famous bar with the same name - La Pasita - in 1916. It is a raisin-based drink with a kick. Although an acquired taste, I knew if I had too many of the shots it would be a long walk back to my hotel Casa de la Palma.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience with a unique setting, delicious chef-inspired dishes and some excellent service. I'll be back next time in Puebla!

Should you find yourself in Puebla, make sure to have dinner at Entre Tierras.

Entre Tierras Restaurant


Tel: (222) 232-5306
http://entretierras.letseat.at/

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The famous Cinco de Mayo forts of Puebla

Many people know of Cinco de Mayo, but most don't know why they are celebrating other than having a margarita or tequila shot. In fact, most people outside of Mexico think Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, it's not.



Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican forces in the Battle of Puebla over the battle-tested and twice as large army from France in 1862. Some say the key to General Ignacio Zaragoza's victory were the defense of the twin forts; Guadalupe and Loreto in the hills above Puebla.


Inside the walls of Fuerte Loreto


Defensive walls outside the fort


Today, the Mexican and Puebla governments have restored these forts and made the surrounding area a large park called  Centro Civico 5 de Mayo. The complex also includes a planetarium, an archaeological museum, a Olympic soccer stadium and green areas. it has become an area for families and visitors to learn about history and relax on a day off.

The Forts (Fuertes de Loreto y Guadalupe) have an interactive museum called Museo Regional INAH at The Forts. This museum is divided into three sections: the library, the hall dedicated to artist Diego Rivera, and a complex organized thematically and chronologically of early Puebla history. The most interesting highlight might be a colossal sculpture of Saint Christopher, dating back to the 17th century. You will also see a number of armaments (guns, swords, cannons), maps from the battles, equipment and paintings of the battle and historic figures.

Well worth a visit while spending some time in the beautiful, colonial city of Puebla.


Battle flag of the Puebla forces


Our Lady of Loreto


Museum displays in both Spanish and English


Looking towards Puebla and Popocatepetl volcano from the forts


Recommended

Stay: I stayed at the Hotel Casa de la Palma while in Puebla. Centrally located, historical boutique hotel.

Eat: Entre Tierras Restaurant

Photos & information provided by Ted Donovan