A Visit to Mexico’s Tiniest State: Tlaxcala

About two hours east of Mexico City is Tlaxcala, Mexico’s tiniest state, and its capital goes by the same name. We took the bus there (via ATAH bus company, which leaves from the TAPO bus station on the east side of the city) and stayed at the Hotel Alifer, which is pretty basic but has a nice view of the city.

The view inside the Museo de Tlaxcala.

The view inside the Museo de Tlaxcala.

We climb up the stairs to a church on a hill (seems like every town in Mexico has one -- a church on a hill).

We climb the stairs to a church on a hill (seems like every town in Mexico has a church on a hill).


Brendan enjoys the view from the top.

Brendan enjoys the view from the top.

A traditional dancer's cape at the folk art museum.

A traditional dancer's cape at the folk art museum.

I try my pulque for the first time (more on that later in the week!)

I try pulque for the first time (more on that later in the week!)

We danced the cumbia to a Nortena band (Banda Maguey!) in the centro.

We danced the cumbia to a Nortena band (Banda Maguey!) in the centro. As you can see, the town is all dressed up -- tomorrow is Independence Day.

One thought on “A Visit to Mexico’s Tiniest State: Tlaxcala

  1. YayaOrchid says:

    That must have been an interesting trip. It looks like a quaint, charming little town. Please do tell us about the pulque. I am interested to hear about it. I love the way you immerse yourselves in the culture. I know it can be difficult at times, but sometimes it’s the only way to span cultural differences.

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