Showcasing Puebla de los Angeles #WeVisitMexico #TravelTuesday @WeVisitMexico
I have done A LOT of travel writing in my career as a blogger, but I had never really thought much about showcasing Mexico to the Anglosaxon audiences that follow my site before 2008, when I realized that doing travel writing about Mexico could be a lot of fun (being Mexican myself, and all). I didn’t really showcase much of Mexico then, but I am thrilled to be joining a pack of internationally renowned travel writers to showcase one of the cities in central Mexico I love the most: Puebla, Puebla (also called Puebla de los Angeles or Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza.
A little anecdote: when I was about to start my undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, I considered moving to Puebla to attend the Universidad de las Americas Puebla (in Cholula), one of the most renowned universities in Mexico, and definitely a top-notch university for chemical engineering. Besides, I had a full scholarship to attend UDLAP, but I decided to stay closer to my parents. So this opportunity will allow me to reminisce about my youth, and to show the international audiences that follow my blog that Mexico is, indeed, an amazing country.
I am excited to showcase Mexico through the eyes of an internationally-travelled Mexican. I have been invited by the Mexican Tourism Board (Secretaria de Turismo, through Visit Mexico), and you can follow my adventures and those of my fellow travel writers on Twitter by tracking the hashtag #WeVisitMexico or also following the Mexican Tourism Board at @WeVisitMexico on Twitter. Furthermore, I will be tagging my posts with the word “Puebla” for you guys to follow directly on my site.
My fellow travellers include Ted Nelson (Travelling Ted), Erica Wiggins (The Active Explorer), Mardi Michaels (Eat, Live, Travel, Write), Mike Richards (Vagabondish), Jessica Festa (Jessie on a Journey), Michael Tieso (Art of Backpacking), Lanora Mueller (Writing Travel) and Catherine Stribling (Johnny Jet). And I’m the only Canadian writer, from what it looks. Well, Mexican-Canadian in this case I have met some of these fine folks at previosu TBEX’s so I’m looking forward to sharing this experience and giving them the Mexican view on what we share.
Disclosure: My trip to Puebla, sponsored by the Mexico Tourism Board, includes transportation, activities and meals. However, my posts are written in my own words and everything I write is entirely my own opinions. Any out-of-pocket expenses are paid out of my own dime. As always, anything that I post on my site is entirely my responsibility and I retain full editorial control.
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