Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Zacatlán de las Manzanas

Yesterday we went to Zacatlán, Puebla to visit a school there. We had never been there before so we didn't know what to expect. I thought that since it was a "pueblito" (a village/small town), it would be poor and maybe a bit uncivilized. 
When we got there however, we found a beautiful little town! The weather was wonderful, everything was so clean, and the people...! They looked like foreigners. We saw people with this gorgeous dark red hair, and many with blue and green eyes. I'm telling you, they didn't look like any Mexicans I'd ever seen! 

After we got our business done at the school, we went sightseeing in this magical little town. 

Here is Zacatlan's zocalo (the center of town)

Beautiful buildings...

Do you notice anything weird about this picture?

...or this one?
Yes, there is no graffiti on the walls!! Very unusual. 

Zacatlán's famous floral clock in the middle of town

For lunch we went to this huge warehouse that had a bunch of little restaurants set up in it.

I got to taste a Tlacoyo for the first time. They are these wonderfully tasty little ovalish triangular flat things. It is similar to a tortilla, but much smaller and is stuffed with different things like potatoes, beans, etc. 
They are usually served in soup, which is what I ordered. It was so tasty!

The mini restaurants were inside this building. 
We were having a fabulous time!

A little honey stand on the side of the road

A meat shop
See the "sheets" of meat hanging over the pole at the far left? This is how they make beef jerky. (But this was pork so I guess it's called pork jerky). 

Wowwwwwwwww! Isn't it beautiful?! 

After eating, we went to the canyon of Zacatlán. It was amazing. 
Far across the canyon we could see this waterfall

Me and Mario
He was being so funny, it was like he hadn't seen the beautiful outdoors in so long. He rode the whole way with his head hanging out the car window like a puppy. :) After seeing the canyon, we got back in the car and he looked up at the mountains and said, "God, you sure did make a beautiful creation here in Zacatlán!" 

For our last stop of sightseeing, we stopped at La Cascada de San Pedro. 
As you can see, it was breathtakingly gorgeous. 

The water was a little chilly, but we couldn't resist getting in it :)
At the left is the drop-off of the cascade. 

Mario enjoying the beautiful scenery


Bro. Mario and Sis. Hayde
We love them so much!

There is something about a corn field that I just love. 
Isn't this beautiful? Imagine living in that little house, surrounded by corn stalks!
It looks wonderful. 

An orange house 

I finally got my picture of them that I've been searching for!

Mario with his head out the window :D

We stopped at a little shop on the way out that sold cheeses and traditional Zacatlán foods. 
I thought these looked delicious! 

Anyone feeling a calling yet? :))


Jarron said...

Wow! Is that beautiful green scenery the "nature" that I've heard so much about?? Here am I, send me!

(Sorry, it's been a while...)


Marvin C. C. said...

Looks The Perfect Place I would Like To Live IN Mexico Besides my Dads Hometown. lol. it is beautiful!!! Fell In Love Next Time I Want To See it In Person!

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