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“On three?” we ask, as if three seconds is all it takes to prepare oneself to eat a grasshopper. I knew this was part of the cultural experience, so I chomped down and… spit it back out. Nope. Unless I can drown them in ranch, grasshoppers will not become a part of my daily diet. Fortunately, though, Puebla is bursting with cultural elements that do not come with legs attached. Below are pictures that provide a taste of what treasures are here in Puebla!

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Looking out over Cholula
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This is Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios. Out of respect, no cameras are allowed in the church. This is by far the most beautiful church I have been in. Gold, ornate details cover the entire inside and all of the art tells the story of Christ.
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Technology is hard so try tilting your computer or your head to see this photo from the correct angle
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These are the tunnels below the pyramid. The church sits on top of a pyramid to remind us that God is above all things. These are not for the claustrophobic

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My host mom took us to a play about the history of Puebla. The play covered everything from traditional dances to Cinco de Mayo. It is incredible that Puebla can be a modern town but still keep in touch with its history
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Throw what you know!

 

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Here is me all ready to try this grasshopper. (I know you can’t see it but trust me, there are witnesses)
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Me finally eating the grasshopper
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Trying to decide how I feel about the grasshopper
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Decided how I feel about the grasshopper
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Nope

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