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When a revolutionary gal points a rifle at you and tells you not to take another step, don’t think for a second that she won’t keep her word. #Puebla #Mexico  
 
NEW POST Did you know that Carmen Serdán fired the first shot in the Mexican Revolution in Puebla on Nov. 18, 1910? Learn more at our link—or visit the regional museum on Calle 6 Oriente.
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When police chief Miguel Cabrera entered the Serdán family home in Puebla, Carmen told him not to take another step or she’d shoot. The rest is history.
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I ate a catepillar taco and I (almost) liked it.

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NEW POST Have you ever eaten caterpillars, one of many insect-based regional delicacies? We have! Here's a recap of our experience, plus where you can taste butterfly larvae in #Puebla .

(Special thanks to Guillermo Duque de Estrada for the invitation and for sharing his enthusiasm for cuetlas.)
Entomophagists, unite! Edible insects are a major source of nutrition worldwide. We recently tried one of the many butterfly larvae that are consumed in Mexico.
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Something like the London Eye comes to Puebla, promising spectacular views of the Popocatepetl volcano.
 
NEW POST What's the deal behind the giant ferris wheel next to Angelopolis? Here's the scoop! #Puebla #Mexico  
The latest tourist attraction in Puebla, Mexico, is a 24-story ferris wheel that loosely resembles the London Eye.
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On co-existing with an active volcano, plus some safety information in English.
 
NEW POST on Popocatépetl's recent activity and raised alert level, plus a few tips for staying safe and healthy!
Living in or traveling to Puebla, Mexico? Stay abreast of changes in the volcano's activity—and take a few precautions, particularly where ash is concerned.
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Who’s hungry? Check out these five delicious — and meatless — typical foods. #Puebla #Mexico  
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Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em! Hand-rolled cigars with whole leaf Mexican tobacco ... #Puebla #Mexico  
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My first feature story reported (almost entirely) in Spanish! Hardest assignment ever. Loved every minute of it.
Paisaje Transversal’s Iñaki Romero Larrea on why citizen participation is key to improving urban architecture, planning and quality of life.
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Thrilled to be included in this list of “cultural observers, expatriates, journalists, and writers” whose “content is always interesting and thought-provoking” (and apparently providing fodder for mystery novels)!
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From mastodons to modern times in a Mexican town.
 
NEW POST  Perhaps the most important religious and indigenous site in #Mexico you’ve never heard of.
Cuautinchan (also Cuauhtinchán), Puebla, may be the most important indigenous and religious site in Mexico you’ve never heard of.
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Have you voted today for ALL ABOUT PUEBLA? My #Mexico travel blog about #Puebla is a strong contender to win this contest — and your support could help seal the deal. Please vote again before the contest ends March 19 (tomorrow) at midnight EDT!
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Best reason to rock some 3-D glasses this month, IMHO. #Puebla #Mexico  
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Votes wanted: My blog, All About Puebla, is a finalist for Favorite Mexico Blog in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards! Can I count on your support? You may vote once a day, every day, through March 19 at the link below.
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Editor, writer, and communications consultant
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    writer and editor, 2008 - present
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Former Wired editor who freelances for U.S.-based clients from south of the border and runs the only comprehensive English-language guide to Mexico’s fourth-largest city, Puebla.
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