Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico

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Taxco was a silver mining town a few hours from the capital, also a nice colonial town.

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Due to its geography, there were more than a handful of small alleys and one could simply walk around, exploring the place.

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I thought it looked like the frontier town in Lord of the Rings, but it didn’t look like that actually.

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Silver stuff were quite cheap there, especially the jewellery. Silverware pictured above were a few thousand pesos apiece.

Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

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Assuming the throne in hell.

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Morelia is the capital of the state of Michocán. It’s famous for its colonial building, and even The Holy Father visited it.

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I didn’t have a particularly good impressive of it, however. The air was somehow extremely polluted for me, and I had trouble breathing the whole time.

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Puebla, Mexico

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Puebla is the capital of the state of the same name, known mainly for its European architecture (asked in the citizenship test, in fact). In the United States, the cultural significance of the city was probably to do with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Obviously, it’s not that big of a deal in Mexico nationally, but 5 May is the anniversary of the citizens successfully defended themselves against the almighty French military who attempted to take over the entire country just because.

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It’s one of my favourite cities in Mexico since it’s really amazingly pretty.

Cholula, Puebla, Mexico

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Cholula was an ancient Aztec town that had probably the largest pyramid archaeologists had found in Mexico, but couldn’t be evacuated due to the fact that the Spanish built a church on top of it and people didn’t want it demolished.

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At the same time, it’s next to the ordinary Mexican town, the city with the longest continuous human settlement in North America.