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Off to Puebla

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | 3 comments

I had been talking about going to Puebla for a long, long time and finally today we went, and would be staying for several days even. In part to celebrate my 3 years in Mexico, and in (a bigger) part to celebrate my birthday tomorrow (40). And of course to look for scorpions and enjoy the flora, fauna, and landscape in general.

When my mother visited us, back in 2005, we had visited a reptile exposition in Teziutlán the 6th of August, also in the state of Puebla. Besides many living snakes there were also several preserved scorpion species on display with the town or city the specimen was found on a small tag next to it. Back then I took a few photos of the preserved scorpions on display and more importantly, the locations: Tehuacán, Molcaxac and Izúcar de Matamoros, all in Puebla. So we had roughly an idea where we wanted to go.

Preserved scorpion specimen from Tehuacán, Puebla.
Preserved scorpion specimen from Tehuacán, Puebla.

So in the morning we went to CAXA (central bus station in Xalapa) and took the bus to Puebla city.

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