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On to Oaxaca

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Our near smooth trip hit its first snag today – fortunately it was minor. Making it to the bus station for our trip to Oaxaca with barely a couple minutes to spare, we were oblivious to the signs pointing to departures. Instead we bullheadedly ran to the area where we arrived in Puebla. No dice – departures left from a different area of the station. By the time we made it to the right gate, we had already missed the bus… Catch your bus to Oaxaca in today’s photo gallery.

A shave and a haircut

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

After more than a week on the road, the grizzled look we’ve grown has got to go. On our rest day, we take a visit to a peluqueria (barber shop). Get a close shave with today’s photo gallery detailing a haircut in Mexico.

Fight night – Lucha Libre wrestling

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Luche Libre wrestling

What happens when you combine a circus, a soap opera and dirty punches? You get this: Lucha Libre (free fight). Mexico’s rough and tumble, no holds bar form of wrestling ranges from roll on the floor hilarious, to mouth covering cringes between fighters named El Tigre Rojo (The Red Tiger), Mr. Aguila (Mr. Eagle) and Rey Bucanero (The Pirate King). Pick a fighter and see how they fare, with photos from the fight, or wander around some of the 365 churches of Cholula.

What does it sound like? Click to hear to the boom of the anouncer, or here for the cheering crowd.

Exploring Puebla

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Pueblans have a reputation for being a bit uptight, and their affinity for massive cathedrals doesn’t exactly lighten the mood, but we managed to catch some locals enjoying themselves. We arrived on a bus just as the day was beginning to heat up and immediately took to the streets to get a glimpse of how locals celebrate Three Kings Day. See how Spanish, German, and Lebanese heritage make for a vibrant, eclectic cityscape that shan’t be missed…

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