“Una noche mas, por favor”. We’ve used this phrase quite a lot over the past week or so. It means “One more night, please.” We didn’t plan to spend that much time at the trailer park here in Cholula, but we kept finding reasons to stay.
We initially camped here as a base for visiting the nearby city of Puebla. We caught the bus to and from the city and spent a couple of days checking out the cool colonial Spanish architecture, wandering the markets and lounging at cafes.
Actually, the main reason we came to Puebla was for the Monday night Lucha Libre action. After watching Nacho Libre in the van one night a few weeks ago, we all agreed that this was a must see while we’re in Mexico. And we weren’t disappointed.
I would say Lucha Libre is a fairly even mix of athleticism and comedy. There were some amazing high flying moves, but the crowd really seemed to love the underdog. One of the crowd favourites was Brazo de Plata, who looked about 50 years old and 50 kg overweight, proving that you can be a professional wrestler, no matter how much you love tacos. One of his signature moves is the “stink face” and he won his bout by sitting on an opponent.
We’ve spent the last few days in and around Cholula. Watching movies in the van after dinner, or lounging in the sun reading while we thaw out after the chilly nights. Most days we walk a few blocks down to the local store for fresh produce, and to get our favourite tortillas and fresh cheese.
Local bike shop.
We also jumped on the bikes and cruised around Cholula for a night on the town. It’s a really sweet town with loads of hidden gems behind unmarked doors.
Also, we went to check out Container City, a kind of outdoor mall with shops and bars all built from used shipping containers.
That about wraps up our time here.