Our road trip from the coastal paradise of Chachalacas to the bustling metropolis of Mexico City took us on an unforgettable journey through three of Mexico’s cultural gems: Xalapa, Puebla and Tepoztlán.


In Xalapa, nestled amidst lush hills, we discovered a city steeped in history and art. We wandered through a vibrant market nestled in an extremely narrow street, and enjoyed one of the best coffees I’ve drunk in Mexico at the Kariva coffee, accompanied by a delicious breakfast. The best thing about Xalapa was in my opinion the pleasantly lower temperatures, as we were tored of the constant heat.


Continuing our journey, we arrived in Puebla, a city renowned for its colonial architecture and culinary prowess. We were awestruck by the beauty of its cobblestone streets adorned with colorful Talavera tiles, a testament to its rich heritage.


Our final stop on this cultural odyssey back to the CDMX was Tepoztlán, a charming town nestled in the mountains. Here, we underestimated the power of the Easter week and were struck by the enormous amount of tourists (and persistent heat). We were wandering through the streets in search of a refuge with a working a/c: in vain. Our savior was a small bubble tea shop which offered enough shade to cool our heated heads off. If not for the heat, we’d visit the archeological zones Tepozteco to wander through its breathtaking landscapes and ancient ruins.

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